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'Blue Bird'

Macropetala type. Semi-double, lavender-blue nodding flowers. Some repeat flowering as the summer progresses. Not to be confused with a number of other clematis sold under the trade designation BLUE BIRD.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May (Jun Jul)
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: F L Skinner
Country of origin: Canada
Date raised: r1962 n1967 ic1969
Parentage: macropetala x alpina or sibirica
Other name(s): macropetala 'Blue Bird'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 5-6cm (Johnson gives 10-14!)
Tepals: 4; 5.5-7cm long, 1.5-2.7cm wide, often twisted
Leaves: 2-ternate