This Blue Light ® will be a show-stopper for your garden or patio! The large light violet blue double blooms are exceptionally free flowering, displaying masses of blossoms on the vine. Tested extensively in container and the garden at Pride of Place Plants Inc., this is surely one of our favorites, year in and year out. cold hardy and loved by gardeners!
Inventor: Frans C.M. vanHaastest, The Netherlands
Colour: violet blue
Blooming season: late Spring and again late summer
Mature Size: H 2m (plant) (flower diameter 16 cm x 6.7 cm)
Care: Plant in sun to partial shade in fertile, well-drained alkaline soil. Dig a hole 12 cm deeper than the root ball, then plant with enriched soil, ensuring the top of the root ball is slightly higher than ground level. Back fill with enriched soil.
Regular deep watering is important to ensure the root ball does not dry out. Fertilize routinely with a well-balanced general fertilizer beginning in April at start of growth. To keep roots cool, use mulch to reduce the soil temperature. A once-a-year application of lime will do the trick. Prune group 2 blooming on new growth. This clematis has repeat blooming, so prune old flowers after finished. Light pruning to strong buds in April is recommended to promote branching. Support with a trellis or archway.