Clematis Integrifolia 'Arabella'
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn.
integrifolia is a herbaceous, clump-forming herbaceous plant with simple, elliptical green leaves clasping the stems, which are topped by nodding, bell-shaped flowers with recurved and often twisted coloured outer sepals surrounding creamy-white stamens. In full growth its habit is sprawling, but stems are usually under a metre in height and easily supported. Flower colour is usually mauve blue to dark blue, sometimes with crimson-flushed buds, but white and a number of pink selections are available. Flowering season is long, from midsummer to early autumn, and feathery seedheads extend the interest.
Clematis integrifolia Arabella is a perennial clematis. This means that it does not form tendrils and it cannot climb independently. However, we would like to warmly recommend this clematis beauty.
Arabella is very vital and incredibly rich-flowering. Its flowers consist of 4 to 8 petals and they have a diameter of 6 to 8 cm. They light up in an intense, light blue colour. The bright yellow stamens have a particularly decorative effect. The flowering period extends from early June to late September.
Since this variety does not climb itself, it is advisable to tie it to a small obelisk or trellis.
Full Sun/Partial Shade
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Moist but well-drained
Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Supplied in a 2L deep container supported by a 4ft cane