On mature plants, the first flush of blooms appear from the old wood as 3-4" double or semi-double light pink flowers with rose bars followed by single flowers of similar coloring from the current season's growth. Clematis Piilu is noted for being one of the heaviest blooming Clematis. Blooms May through July and September.
Shorter in length, this variety is perfect for growing in containers but equally content when grown in the ground or clambering up a trellis.
Note: because we are trimming the plants to keep them in bounds here at Bluestone, the first flowers you see will be singles from the new growth.
Clematis are prized for their incredible flowers, most as large as your hand. "Queen of the Climbers" will train onto trellises, fences, or arch over doorways. Stunning when used alone or when several colors are mixed. Grower's tip: Truest colors require full sun, as any shade will introduce purple tones. Flower color and bloom size may vary while the plant is establishing.
Pruning Type 2: Flowers are produced on last year's growth, but pruning is recommended. In early spring watch for swelling leaf buds beginning to show. Cut all dead material off above these swelling buds. Also, loosely train/tie the vines to their trellis at this time also.