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Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale'


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Hardy perennial

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Previously known as C. heracleifolia var. davidiana 'Wyevale', this species is unusual in that it does not climb but instead makes 90cm to 1.2m (3ft to 4ft) woody-stemmed bushes, ideal for growing in a flower border or between shrubs. The variety 'Wyevale' has scented, blue, hyacinth-like flowers in clusters from late summer until mid-autumn, filling the gap between the main summer flowers and the real autumn colours it teams wonderfully well with Japanese anemones, and looks good planted to form a ground cover carpet under fruiting trees such as crab apple or edible quince. Silver, fluffy seed-heads develop later. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Species: tubulosa

Cultivar: Wyevale

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 120cm

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