Clematis integrifolia ‘Blue Ribbons’ Integrifolia Group

Blue Ribbons clematis

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Outstanding Qualities

'Blue Ribbons' is a seed strain of Clematis integrifolia with nodding, urn-shaped, purple flowers in early summer on very short stems reaching only 12 to 16 inches (30-40cm) tall. This non-vining clematis is more perennial-like and, generally, the stems are stout enough to stand up alone unless heavy rainfall or winds are a characteristic of the area or if overhead watering is used; if that is the case, then support by a sturdy perennial or wire structure could be helpful. A container is also a great place to use this clematis.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 8 in. (0.21 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 8 in. (0.21 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 8 in. (0.21 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8

Flower Color: purple

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: beautiful purple to violet flowers in summer

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Culture Notes
Plant in full sun for best flowering, although this clematis will tolerate light to open shade. The soil should be rich and well-drained. Water at least twice a week during the dry season. Cut the stems back to 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm) in late winter.
Geek Notes
Jelitto Website: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2012. Joy Creek Website: "Now the German seed company Jelitto has introduced a reliable seed strain which they call Clematis 'Blue Ribbons'. The plants are said to be shorter and more upright."