A large-flowered clematis that boasts an abundance of pale, sky-blue flowers that measure a substantial 4-6" across. They have a fine, silky texture and ruffled edges, giving them a lacy, delicate appearance. In truth, these plants are hardy, vigorous growers that are very versatile in the summertime landscape. Like other clematis varieties, Blue Angel is a vining perennial that looks amazing atop a trellis or pergola, along a fence line or over a garden arbor. Flowers from early summer through early fall. First introduced by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland, it received the Gold Medal at Plantarium in Boskoop. Tolerant of most soil types. Deer and rabbit resistant. Clematis 'Blekitny Aniol'
Winter CareApply a winter mulch, after the ground freezes, in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove most of the mulch in early spring, but keep 2-3" to keep the ground moist and shaded.
Flower FormThe first flowers to bloom will be 5", semi-double. The reblooming flowers, will likely be single.
Foliage TypeMedium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
PruningGroup 3-Late flowering cultivarsThese varieties bloom first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.