Arabella is a non-vining hybrid of Integrifolia and large flowered Clematis. It is a global best seller from the renowned breeder Barry Fretwell, loved all over the world for its flowers and habit. The flowers are really unusual because they form almost the flat disk shape you'd get on a large-flowering clematis. They pair extraordinarily well with the habit, which is more of a sprawling style you'd love to see ambling through a flower bed. Together, you've got plentiful medium size, sky blue disk-like flowers with gorgeous pale centers, spreading out as a floral backdrop in your perennial border. You could also clip Arabella up to enjoy the flowers at eye-level. Arabella is an easy clematis to grow. It's very hardy, with a strong performance and long bloom time you'll really enjoy through the season. It is quickly remontant, so when it's finished with its first flowering of the season and it's losing steam, cut it back and it'll grow fresh, reflowering in about 28 days.
Arabella is a medium size, larger than a favorite of Spring Hill's offering--Clematis Chloe. In fact, these two grow nicely as companion plants, along with a bigger, slightly larger blue non-vining Clematis we're adding to the mix, Clematis Juuli. Clematis 'Arabella'
In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the GREEN pruning category. These Clematis bloom on new vines that emerge from the ground each year or stems from near the bottom of older vines. Prune hard in the spring and as often as you like to encourage reblooming and keep the plant as tidy as you like.