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Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR

Early Large-flowered Group

Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR

Latin name: Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
English name: Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Flowers colour: light violet-blue
Plants height: 2 m
Flowers size: Medium
Flowering month: V-VII
Aspect: S , W , E
Pruning way: 2 (light)
Frost hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

An attractive Polish cultivar of large, double and semi-double flowers with light blue-violet sepals. Flowers abundantly from May till July.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:Flowers large, 15–17 cm across, double and semi-double, produced both on old and new shoots. They consist of 20–40 elliptical, pointy, light blue-violet sepals and yellow anthers set on white filaments.  Start blooming in mid-May and continues till July. Flowers appear from around 1 m above the plant base. Leaves light green, of smooth margins, simple, heart-shaped or trifoliate, consisting of elliptical, pointy leaflets.

HOW IT GROWS: A climber supporting itself with leaf tendrils. Reaches 2 m height.

WHERE TO PLANT: Best adapted to sun-lit but not hot sites. Prefers fertile, moderately moist, well-drained soil. Frost hardy (zone 4–9).

HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the plant in a 60 x 60 x 60 cm hole with a 10-cm layer of pebbles and gravel at the bottom. Cover the roots with a bucket of well-rotten manure or compost and fill up with fertile soil. Place the plant base 5–10 cm deeper than it was before. Plant at least 30 cm from walls or other plants. The base should be in a shade. Cover the ground around the new plants with bark mulch and for winter protection pile it up to 10 cm. Fertilize with Osmocote 5-6 M, water generously in vegetative season. At the end of February or the beginning of March remove dead shoots and prune the live ones moderately – in the first year around 30 cm from the base, above the stronger buds, in the second year – 70 cm from the base and in following seasons – at 150 cm.

HOW TO APPLY: The cultivar is suitable for growing along trellises, obelisks and other types of garden supports as well as along fences. It can also climb over natural supports e.g. coniferous or deciduous shrubs and dwarf shrubs of limited growth rate. 

ORIGIN: Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2013, on the market from summer 2016.

SIMILAR CULTIVARS: ‘Belle of Woking’, ‘Kiri Te Kanawa’, ‘Mazury’, ‘Blue Light’.

PBR - unlicensed propagation prohibited


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