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CLEMATIS 'Countess of Lovelace'

Image of Clematis 'Countess of Lovelace'

Bosh Bruening

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

CLEMATIS 'Countess of Lovelace'

Plant Common Name

Clematis, Countess of Lovelace Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis

General Description

Countess of Lovelace’ is a vining plant that has large, lilac flowers tinged with blue and cream-colored anthers that bloom twice per growing season. The first double blossoms arise from growth on last year's woody stems, and then in late summer single-flower blooming occurs on this season's growth.

Clematis vine prefers a position with at least five to six hours of sun per day and fertile, well-drained soil. Shade the rootzone for moisture conservation and to keep roots cool. In early spring, remove any dead or damaged vines and prune to retain plant height back to an area of strong, healthy buds. ‘Countess of Lovelace’ is somewhat compact and can be used to dress up a short wall, trellis, or arbor, grown in a patio container, or it can be allowed to scramble over shrubs.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Blue, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No