|Common Name||Sugar-Sweet Blue clematis|
|Size||6-9' by 18-24"|
|USDA hardiness Zones||6b-11|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun / Part shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Perfect for climing on garden structures like obelisks and tutors, as well as small flowering trees and large deciduous shurbs, containers too|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Periwikle buds unfurl to reveal a sturdy, thick, star-shaped bloom with a silvery stripe on this sweetly fragrant, 6-9' climber.|
|Bloom Time||April to June|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
We are so excited to be representing a line of beautiful, wilt resistant clematis from expert breeder Ton Hannink in The Netherlands. Ton has combined superior traits of the popular named varieties with wilt resistant and even fragrant traits of some of the species he’s been collecting and evaluating from far-reaching parts of Asia and even Croatia. Ton’s knowledge of Clematis has allowed him to develop new selections with traits never seen before on the market.
Sugar-Sweet Blue is also one of the first flat-petaled, scented clematis in cultivation. Bright, periwinkle blue buds unfurl to reveal star shaped blooms that develop with a silvery-white center stripe as they age. A sweet fragrance reminiscent of gardenias fills the air around this wilt resistant, super hardy, medium sized climber from April to June.
If you would like to buy Sugar-Sweet Blue, please visit Brushwood Nursery online.
Are you afraid of pruning your clematis?
Learn the best pruning techniques from our cleamtis expert, Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery here.
Margaret Roach, famed Garden Writer and former Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living, talks about the Sugar-Sweet series on her blog. Read it here.