Clematis heracleifolia Mrs. Robert Brydon

Pillar Clematis, Bush Clematis

$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: CLRB

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Blue-white starry flowers in large clusters weave an exquisite tapestry against the dark green foliage. Petals arch back to reveal prominent stamens that radiate in all directions glistening in the light. Vigorous upright habit can be tied to a trellis or allowed to sprawl and ramble through shrubs or grow as a pleasant billowy groundcover even in dry dappled shade. Blooms July Sept.

Discovered here in Ohio, this spontaneous hybrid volunteered in the garden of Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss of Cleveland in the 1930s. Will quickly cover space under shrubs or cascade over a rock wall or down a slope.


Type: Perennials, Vines
Height: Tall 6-8'
Spacing: Plant 4' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Lavender/Silver
Accent: White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Shade Tolerant

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 3 - This group blooms later and from new growth. These should be pruned in February or March as new leaf buds begin to show low on the plant. Also remove all dead material above the buds and clean out any old or mildewed foliage at this time. Bush Clematis. This clematis will die back most of the way and can also be left alone or trimmed back to 3" in early spring to manage its size. If intertwining Clematis, pruning will be easier if you select varieties with the same pruning type.