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Clematis '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: infodot2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May (Jun Jul)
Aspect:Any aspect
USDA zones: infodot3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by:F L Skinner
Country of origin:Canada
Date raised: infodotr1962 n1967 ic1969
Parentage: infodotmacropetala x alpina or sibirica
Other name(s):macropetala 'Blue Bird'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 5-6cm (Johnson gives 10-14!)
Tepals: 4; 5.5-7cm long, 1.5-2.7cm wide, often twisted
Leaves: 2-ternate

Database entry: 21