About 'Multi Blue' Clematis:
'Multi Blue' Clematis produces abundant displays of exotic looking double flowers from May to July and again in September, the later flush often being semi double.
The showy, flamboyant blooms are pale mauve-blue with striking central anthers in rich golden yellow. They are quite a size too, reaching to around 20cm in diameter.
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Great for your garden:
'Multi Blue' is a particularly good choice for growing in containers due to its compact habit. It is a valuable source of summer colour for even in the smallest garden. It can be grown on patios and even trained on balconies.
Its compact nature also means it's suitable for growing in the border, where it will happily scramble over host shrubs adding interest and colour.
It can be grown through other more vigorous climbers up a frame or trellis and looks really lovely with climbing roses.
'Multi Blue' Clematis characteristics. Flower colour: Mauve-blue Flower shape: Fully double, semi double later in season Fragrance: Mild Repeating: Yes Approximate flowering season: May - July, September Final height and spread: 3m x 1m Pruning Group 2
Look out for:
All Clematis can be affected by aphids from time to time. Spray if infestations get really bad.
Clematis wilt can occur. Avoid through mulching annually to encourage deep roots. Cut out infected stems and destroy, disinfect tools.
Slime flux can be an occasional problem. Damaged stems can be infected by the bacteria, which causes a smelly ooze from the affected area. Affected stems should be cut back to a healthy shoot, and the infected matter destroyed.
'Multi Blue' is a relative late comer to the world of Clematis breeding; it was raised by Bouter and Zoon of Holland in 1983.
Clematis have been the subject of fascination and delight in gardens for centuries. The name is derived from the Greek 'Klema' meaning vine like. The plant group was originally known as 'Atragene' or firecracker, due to the crackling noise that the vines of the wild C. vitalba (or Old Mans Beard to you and me!) make when placed on a fire. Images supplied by Clematis on the Web.