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'
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.