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Blue Explosion Clematis

Blue Explosion Clematis

It's like having two different clematis in one plant!
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You get to enjoy up to 5 months of bloom, and the myriad flowers have two totally different looks! In early summer, the old wood produces big semi-double blooms of blue touched with hot pink on the tips; then from midsummer till fall, the new wood bears single blooms of a lovely lavender. From master Polish hybridizer, Szczepan Markzynski. Easy to grow in humusy, well-drained soil, mulch to keep soil cool and moist. In late winter, prune off 10"-12" to a couple of well-developed buds. Grows 7'-9' tall, 3'-4' wide, grow on a trellis or fence. Ships as a 3" pot. Zones 4-8. Clematis 'Blue Explosion'. Full sun to Partial Shade.

Nothing beats the spectacular show of a large flowered Clematis in full bloom! It is valued for its ability to scramble up walls, fences, trellises, and even other plants. Plant it with its roots moist and cool, and its leaves in full sun, so mulch heavily or underplant with bushy perennials to keep them happy.

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Gardening Details for Blue Explosion Clematis

Botanical Name: Clematis 'Blue Explosion'
Common Name: Blue Explosion Clematis
Form: Perennial vine
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Height/Habit: 7 - 9 feet
Spread: 3 - 4'
Spacing: 3 - 4'
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Flowering Date: Early summer through early fall.
Winter Care: Apply a winter mulch, after the ground freezes, in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove most of the mulch in early spring, but keep 2-3" to keep the ground moist and shaded.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: blue
Flower Form: The first flowers to bloom will be 5", semi-double. The reblooming flowers, will likely be single.
Foliage Type: Medium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
Pruning: Pruning Group 2 - Blooms first on old wood, and reblooms on new wood. In early spring, prune down to 8-10" above a couple of well-developed buds, and remove all dead and broken growth. Early spring, as new growth starts to emerge.
Pruning Time: Early spring, as new growth starts to emerge.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, fertile, moisture-retentive soil.
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Chances are the Blue Explosion Clematis is like nothing you've seen before. Clematis Blue Explosion, from master Polish hybridizer Szczepan Markzynski, produces two different clematis in one plant. With this unique clematis, the old wood produces big semi-double blue blooms and the new wood bears single blooms of a lovely lavender, creating an explosion of color.

Plant Blue Explosion Clematis on a trellis or fence and enjoy up to 5 months of dense bloom. Clematis Blue Explosion plants grow 7 to 9 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, creating a colorful focal point of blues and lavenders. The best part: clematis comes back year after year and only requires annual pruning to maintain its gorgeous lush look. These perennial plants offer a great opportunity to add visual height and interest to back-of-garden locations.
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