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DESCRIPTION: This fabulous Clematis has a self supporting, bush forming habit that is perfect for bulking up perennial borders with vigorous clumps of dense, large green leaves. The star-shaped, indigo blooms have slender, reflexed petals and a lovely sweet fragrance. Blooms summer through early fall. Fluffy seed heads follow blooms, hence its other common name, Old Man’s Beard. Best grown among tall perennials making a superb gap filler for cottage garden planting schemes. Excellent for the patio, cottage gardens, scented gardens and cut flower gardens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Clematis heracleifolia ‘New Love'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 90 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Deep Blue
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Border, Containers, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant
Blue-purple blooms in a classic, easy-growing package set the New Love Clematis Shrub apart. But this perennial is even better than the timeless vine you love because it forms a bushy, upright silhouette that’s self-supporting.
So, its star-shaped indigo flowers grow without the need for trellises or other garden supports. And its petals are extra unique, blooming into a curled shape from late spring into summer and again in the early fall.
Planting & Growing
First, find an area with full sun to partial shade (4 to 8 hours of sunlight) and well-drained soil, or select a container with drainage holes for planting. Once you’ve selected a location (or your container, which should be twice the size of the shipped container), dig a hole that’s around twice the size of your plant’s root ball and just as deep. Then, place the shrub, tamp down the soil and water to settle the roots. Generally, it’s ideal to check your soil about 2 to 3 inches down for dryness. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water. Watering about once or twice weekly is a good rule of thumb. After your plant has completed blooming for the year, prune back for shaping and fuller blooming the next season. Any dead or damaged areas can be removed throughout the year.
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**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.