|Clematis macropetala 'Blue Bird' at Chanticleer in April|
|Clematis macropetala 'Blue Bird' climbing an iron fence by Chanticleer's waterwheel.|
|Clematis macropetala 'Blue Bird' iron scroll work.|
|Clematis macropetala 'Blue Bird'|
Clematis macropetala is known as the "downy clematis."
- Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Zones 3-11 (very hardy!)
- Grows 8 to 10 feet
- It is a group I Clematis, which means it flowers on last year's growth. If it should outgrow its bounds, cut it down to 12 inches right after it finishes its bloom.
- All clematis climb by wrapping their leaf stems (petioles, or wrists if their hands were leaves) around thin wires or sticks. Be sure to provide them a way to climb into larger trees or fences: add fishing line and/or sticks from the clematis to the larger support.
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