This clematis bloomed in early summer and is now blooming again for fall. The flowers are really unusual and beautiful.
Clematis 'Blue Light'
- Large, double blue flowers in summer
- Shade the base with perennials or ornamental grasses
'Blue Light' is an absolutely gorgeous double-flowered sport of the very popular 'Mrs. Cholmondeley' Clematis. Double-blooming flowers are pale blue-violet to pale blue and 5" to 6" in diameter, and they appear between June and September on a vine that can reach about 7 feet tall. Part of Class 2 of Clematis, so the first blooms appear on previous year's growth and the next flush of blooms will come from the new growth.
Uses: Climbing Vine - Trellis, Arbors, Mailbox Posts etc.
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Climbing
Homeowner Growing Tips: Part of Group 2 of Clematis, as it is one of the early to midseason flowering cultivars and rebloomers. Class 2 varieties begin to bloom in early summer on the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second flush of flowers that appear on new growth. The flowers in the second round tend to be smaller than the first ones and flowers that were double may be single in the second flowering.
The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.