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Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Clematis (Integrifolia Group) 'Arabella'

Clematis Arabella by Leonora Enking (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Clematis 'Arabella' (I) Overview

Clematis 'Arabella' is a semi-herbaceous, deciduous perennial that produces scrambling stems and beautiful, open, star-shaped flowers in a deep purple-blue shade. This develops to show lighter pink-purple veining and a central bar with age. Flowers bloom from late spring to early autumn and these measure approximately 7.5-9cm in width. The flowers are comprised of 6 narrow sepals, which strongly resemble petals but with a protective rather than decorative function. It is part of the Clematis Integrifolia Group, which contains cultivars bred from Clematis integrifolia or closely related species as one of the parents. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit for its long flowering period and attractive blooms.

Common problems with Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Can also suffer from Clematis slime flux.

How to propagate Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Layering

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects