You couldn't get a nicer ratio for vertical interest; this medium-sized vine will crawl up above your garden beds with large double flowers. These flowers open flat, so you can see right to the lighter centers, which makes all those blue tones pop even better. And if you plant Copernicus in a container, climbing up a trellis or tuteur, you'll keep the flowers even closer together, so you can get a petal-packed display. Plant some annuals in coordinating colors for a designer container garden. It's not just beautiful, it's also a dependable home garden plant. It's very hardy and has no problem with spring cold snaps and summer heat. In the home, it'll bring a coveted color to your cut-flower bouquets. Clematis 'Copernicus'
In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the YELLOW pruning category. It blooms best on old vine. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.