These delicate-looking, 3-5" flowers are just the sweetest things to grace a patio pot or window box. The soft-hued striped sepals are slightly wavy and totally eye-catching. This Swedish cultivar can grow up to around 6' tall and looks darling on a trellis against the house or out in the garden, but keep in mind that it does best in a non-windy area. You could also let it climb over a bush, which will keep its roots nice and cool. It'll give the bush a nice flower show towards early summer, and if its deadheaded, you may get a second show, too. Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'
Ivan Olsson Clematis is in the YELLOW pruning category. It blooms best on old wood, but it can also bloom on new wood. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering. See our Stoplight Pruning Guide for more information.
Flowering DateLate spring to early summer and again in late summer if you remove faded flowers
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 Color:blue, white
Flower Form3-5" single blossoms
Foliage TypeMedium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
Pruning In our Stoplight Pruning Guide, this variety is in the YELLOW category. It blooms best on old wood, but it can also bloom on new wood. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.