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Am off to the Harrogate Flower Show tomorrow and need your experience to help me decide what to buy.  Photos would be a bonus!

Matty2

It has to be etoile violette, amazing when in full flower. I'm sure there is a ipictre on the forum but can't find it. have just planted one

Also Durandii looks good

Also blue azur - seen it a Sissinghurst again wpnderful

Clematis macropeleta 'lagoon' for mid blue spring flowers and Perle D'Azur for summer flowering.

Obelixx

Etoile Violette is definitely a stunner but very purple, as its name suggests.

For me, Perle d'Azur does well - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=365 

and Crystal Fountain - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=1843

and Beauty of Worcester - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=80

and Blekitny Aniol aka Blue Angel - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=88

There are some good blue alpina forms but they're not hardy enough for my garden.   Have fun choosing.

 

 

BobTheGardener

What shade of blue do you prefer, and what type (ie group1, 2 or 3?)  Many of the most reliable large flowered (gp2) types are on the purple side.

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Salino

^I'm surprised that Alpina forms are not hardy for some.  This is 'Frances Rivis' which I like very much..

 

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/MarLorena/KleineFontaine/DSC00594_zpsbc6b2ac5.jpg

 

Obelixx

I find in my garden that montana and alpina get excited and juicy and full of new foliage and flwoer buds just in time to be knocked out by a severe late frost and we always get a -15 or so in late March or even early April that does for them.  I grow lots of clematis but not the cirrhosa, alpina, macro petala or montana forms and I now make sure when buying new ones that they can cope down to -25C as we get that quite a lot in recent winters.

Thanks all of you, and it's lovely to have all those links, obelixx

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