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'Blue Bird' clematis Description
'Blue Bird' clematis photo
Photo courtesy of Mysza
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Frank L. Skinner (Canada, circa 1962).
Class:
Atragene Group, Early Small Flowered, Group 1, Macropetala Group.  
Bloom:
Blue.  4 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Semi-double, bell-shaped bloom form.  Mid-to-late spring, occasional flowers later.  
Habit:
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 9b.  Plant in sun or partial shade.  Suitable for growing in a container.  No pruning required.  Shape or tidy up the plant AFTER flowering is finished.  It blooms on the previous year's growth, so resist the urge to prune it in early spring.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
 
 
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