Clematis Blue Explosion


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Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: CLBE

Creates quite a commotion with an explosion of 5 semi-double, purple blue flowers ignited with pink tips. Lavender single flowers follow. Blooms May to June and again July to September. Prune dead stem tips (only) in early spring to allow old wood to bloom.

Gracefully meandering over fences, trellises or through shrubbery, clematis supplies vertical interest. Every perennial garden should have at least one of these incredible vines.

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.


Type: Perennials, Vines
Height: Vine 7-9'
Spacing: Plant 4' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Rebloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Clematis General Information

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Clematis Plant Care

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. If intertwining Clematis, pruning will be easier if you select varieties with the same pruning type.