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Clematis patens (Japanese Form)

A deeper blue form than the Chinese variant with red anthers. Introduced from Japan by Siebold c.1836. The name 'patens' refers to the fact that the plane of the tepals is at right-angles to the stem. Double flowers may occur in cultivation as they sometimes do in the wild. (See patens (double Japanese form)).

Approximate height: infodot2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Country of origin:Japan
Parentage: infodotSpecies
Other name(s):caerulea; c grandiflora; azurea; a grandiflora; florida; kasugunuma; luloni
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 8-15cm
Tepals: 6-8, 4-7cm long, 1.8-3cm wide

Database entry: 360