Clematis Integrifolia 'Durandii'
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.
× durandii is a medium-sized deciduous, non-twining sub-shrub with long stems bearing simple ovate leaves to 12cm in length. Flowers 10cm across, with four to six indigo-blue sepals have a central tuft of white and golden yellow stamens. Flowers early summer to early autumn.
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