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Clematis ‘Lord Neville’
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Clematis

Simple and beautiful, Clematis includes over 300 named cultivars and even more wild species than the rose. Our selections offer opulent blossoms, attractive, carefree foliage, and ornamental seed heads, in exchange for a minimum of attention. Use them to cover just about every stump and dead tree, as well as on trellises, arbors, pergolas, walls and tall shrubs. They prefer to be planted slightly deep in cool, well drained soil, with mulch or a ground cover to shade their feet; provide a support and let them climb.

Medium Band.

Clematis ‘Lord Neville’ full sun  partial shade

Once you invite this voluptuous show-stopper into your garden, it’s easy to see why ‘Lord Neville’ has remained popular for over 100 years. Adorned with dramatic white filaments and red anthers, the textural deep blue blossoms span 6 to 8 in. across, featuring 6 or 8 large heavily veined, ruffle-edged tepals that overlap at their bases and taper to fine sophisticated points. Followed by small open spherical seed heads amid attractive green deciduous foliage, lavish long-blooming flowers make fantastic additions to arrangements. This moderately vigorous Clematis looks best against a light backdrop, where he can ascend trellises, obelisks and pergolas or be grown next to wall-trained shrubs.

Blooms May, June & September

Size: 8' 0"–12' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 4.

Clematis ‘Lord Neville’ (T-0286)
Each $17.75
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