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James H. Schutte
CLEMATIS 'Gillian Blades'
Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis, Gillian Blades Clematis
Large white flowers with wavy edges cover 'Gillian Blades' from late spring to summer. The petals/tepals of this heavy-flowering, compact vine may also take on pale lavender hues, especially when temperatures are cooler.
Hybrid clematis is a hardy deciduous woody vine that climbs by twining stems. The vines are lined with green compound leaves, and the colorful flowers appear early in the season followed by fluffy clusters of silvery seeds.
Plant this vine in sites with full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. It grows and flowers best if its roots remain cool under a vegetative layer or thick mulch. As with most clematis, this selection adds a vertical element to the garden and looks best when trained on a fence, trellis or pergola.
This is a Group 2 clematis, which means its flower buds develop on the previous year's growth, so pruning should be done after it blooms.
9 - 1
4 - 11
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Tan, Ivory, Silver
Green, Yellow Green, Brown
Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Vine
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