The non-vining clematis are always eye-catching in the border, but Mrs. Robert Brydon deserves a second look for sheer volume alone. The masses of cool lavender flower clusters, borne on arching branches in late summer, fill the garden with fragrant clouds of soft color. Each prominent stamen radiates out from the recurved sepals producing an exotic effect and remain in place late into the season. This is a sprawling plant that can be shown to advantage with some stems placed in a short obelisk. or left to its own devices to form a billowing mass of knee-high ground cover. EZ Pruning color = green
Clematis heracleifolia 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:6 - 8 feet
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms mid summer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Remove plant from pot and soak roots in water for about 10 minutes. Dig a hole twice as large as the plant pot. Fill the bottom with a layer of small stones to provide good drainage. Add compost and other soil supplements to the hole. Plant the roots and lightly firm the ground around it.
Winter Care:Mulch as needed in colder climates
Flower Form:Petals arch back to reveal prominent stamens that radiate in all directions
Foliage Type:Deep green foliage
Pruning:In our Stoplight Pruning Guide, this variety is in the GREEN category. It blooms on old and new wood, so prune as often or as fully as you like to promote reblooming. (Group 3)
Soil Requirement:Moist, well-drained soil
Watering Requirement:Average water needs
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2020 Spring Shipping Schedule
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