- Main interest:
- beautiful rosy blue flowers, ground cover, very long blooming season, hardy zone 3
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Growth type:
- Flower colour:
- bluish purple to sky blue
- Flowering period:
- June to September
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
- ground cover, border, fence, pergola, trellis, wall, planter
Clematis 'Arabella' is a unique variety of Clematis, as it has non-clinging stems. It can still climb with training, but this variety is a good choice for gardeners looking for a sprawling, ground cover Clematis.
The flowers are rosy blue to sky blue, 3 to 4" (7 to 10 cm) in diameter and bloom profusely from June to September. Arabella is considered to have one of the longest lasting blooming periods of Clematis.
Clematis is best planted in a location where the foliage and flowers are mostly in the sun, but the roots are kept cool and moist in the shade. Consider using mulch around the root zone in summer and fall. Pruning Group: 3
Group 1 – Flowers only on old wood (previous year). Prune after spring flowering.
Group 2 – Flowers on both old and new wood. Little pruning should be done for woody-stemmed members of this Group. If cut to the ground or pruned in fall or spring, flowering will be reduced or delayed, but not prevented.
Group 3 – Flowers only on new wood. Can be cut to the ground in fall or spring.
Synonym(s): Clematis integrifolia 'Arabella'
Also known as: Ground Cover Clematis, Groundcover Clematis, Dwarf Blue Clematis, Compact Blue Clematis, Summer Blooming Clematis, Late Flowering Clematis