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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


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Clematis 'Arabella' (I) Overview

Clematis 'Arabella' is a deciduous perennial that produces beautiful, open, star-shaped flowers in a deep purple-blue shade with pink-tinged veins, and cream stamens. It is free-flowering from July to October and is perfect for scrambling through shrubs. One of the smaller clematis, it is ideal for growing in pots on the patio, where it can grow up a sunny wall or freestanding support structure. Part of pruning group 3, Clematis 'Arabella' produces new basal growth annually, so it can be cut back hard every year in late winter or early spring. Trimming the same season's growth after the first flush of flowers in early summer encourages good health, strong growth and profuse flowering. Fertile, well-drained soil and applying a slow-release balanced fertiliser (and/or a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant) is also advised. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit for its long flowering period and attractive blooms. (It is part of the Clematis Integrifolia Group, which contains cultivars bred from Clematis integrifolia or closely related species as one of the parents.)

Common problems with Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Can also suffer from Clematis slime flux.

How to propagate Clematis 'Arabella' (I)


Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Clematis 'Arabella' (I)

Attracts useful insects

Attractive flowers

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