Clematis 'Rain Dance' PP33875 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Bush Clematis
We've done it again with a beautiful bush clematis from Walters Gardens hybridizing, this time with flowers as large as what you'd see on a vine clematis. Incredibly large (2½-3"), outward facing indigo blue flowers with darker midribs and lighter margins. Although this is a non-vining Clematis, the plant will benefit from support, either from staking, a garden obelisk, or from neighboring plants.
Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant something directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. Bush Clematis prefers to be grown in average, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions if your soil is naturally acidic.
When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.
Height: 42.0 Inches
Spread: 30.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring to Midsummer, Rebloomer
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Climbing, Cut Flower, Specimen, Focal Point