If you're looking for a Clematis to grow in a container, which is gaining popularity these days, Olympia deserves your consideration—its performance is outstanding in a patio container or at the front of your border. This small, bushy plant has a surprising amount of flower power, creating an ample display of medium-size, long-lasting flowers that'll sit close together on the petite vine. The flowers are outward facing so they'll be on full display, and they're slightly cupped too, which makes them unique. The lavender blue sepals slightly fade in maturity, which we actually really like on this Clematis. As each flower matures in its own time, all together they look like a tone-on-tone bouquet—the effect is charming. Olympia will flower again if you cut it back, it takes a little longer than some, but the beautiful second flowering is absolutely worth it. No room for containers? Olympia also looks great at the front of a sunny border, adding some romance to the scene. Clematis 'Evipo099'
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.