An older European variety, Perle d'Azur produces abundant, nearly translucent sky-blue sepals with deeply grooved midribs and recurving edges, giving the flower a rounded appearance. Robust and romantic, it grows to 12-15', covering arches, trellises and pergolas with ease. The flowers are large, up to 4-5" across, and the light green stamen create a pleasing contrast. Blooming by mid-summer into fall, this classic provides color when much of the spring garden is beginning to fade. The perfect companion Clematis, Perle d'Azur will thrive when planted with other vines and is an especially effective partner for climbing roses.
Clematis Perle d'Azur is in the GREEN pruning category. It blooms on old and new wood, so prune as often or as fully as you like to promote reblooming. See our EZ Pruning Guide for more information.