Clematis 'Blue Belle'

Clematis 'Blue Belle'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Blue Belle'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Plant type: Climber

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Clematis 'Blue Belle' is a vigorous, free-flowering variety, bearing masses of violet-purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. It's perfect for growing up a trellis or wall, and can also be trained to scramble though trees and shrubs. A viticella clematis, 'Blue Belle' shows good resistance to clematis wilt.

Grow Clematis 'Blue Belle' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. As with all late-flowering clematis, Clematis ‘Blue Belle’ falls into Pruning Group Three: simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 30cm above ground level before growth begins in early spring.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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