This variety of Clematis is low growing: its shape is at first upright, then supple with flexible stems. The adult plant SAPHYRA ® Indigo reaches a height of 1.00 to 1.20 m.
The flowers, about 10 cm large, have 5 - 6 tepals, and are indigo coloured (dark purple-blue) at blossom time, then getting paler; the stamens are dark violet at first, becoming white at their base. Flowering is very prolific, from June to the autumn.
Cutting back hard in early spring is necessary. To encourage a second flowering, pinch out from time to time.
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The SAPHYRA ® range is perfectly suitable for landscaped areas and smaller gardens alike.
The plants are short and well ramified. Their growth is moderate and they can be used in low structured plantations (maximum height 1,50 m) or as ground cover, together with shrubs and perennial plants, for example.
They bloom profusely from May to September-October in full sun or partial shade.
These are strong and easy plants, with excellent resistance to disease and frost, and suitale to be cut back mechanically (cut back to 20 cm from the ground, the new stems will grow naturally).
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