There is no flower that says ‘summer is here’ quite like the Clematis. Boulevard Edda Clematis is a smaller than average climbing clematis that knows how to stay in the bounds you place it in. Much better behaved than its cousins that can climb over your roof if you let them, Boulevard Edda will make gardening with clematis a breeze. The bright purple petals, the spidery spent flower seed pods and the apple green foliage all make for a great focal point in your garden bed, along your fence row, in a container on your patio, or climbing up your mailbox post.
Native to China and Japan, clematis have been cultivated for hundreds of years, very successfully. There are many cultivars with varying attributes available to gardeners today, including the climbing clematis which is capable of scrambling up just about any vertical surface you plant it near. Boulevard Edda Clematis is a more compact grower, allowing you a versatility in where you can locate it for the best summer time viewing and appreciation. It is hardy in Zones 4 to 9.
Boulevard® Edda Clematis Care
Clematis are easy to care for once you have given them the proper growing habitat. Like all clematises, Boulevard Edda is going to want to have its head in the sun and its feet cool and shady. You may accomplish that with a light layer of mulch, or even with some strategically placed rocks. Preferring a rich, well draining soil with a full sun exposure, plant your new plant about 3 to 4 inches deep into the soil to cover the crown and protect new shoots. Water well to establish and then deeply throughout the season since clematis have deep roots. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer like a 5-10-10 alternating with a 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer every 4 to 6 weeks for best results. It tolerates a wide range of soil types and pH ranges from acidic to alkaline and is one of the few flowers that thrive in a mostly alkaline soil.
Deadheading, or cutting the flower off after it has faded, will help the plant to marshall its energies into more flower production. Cut down to just above the first set of leaves. Once the plant is done for the year, it will die back, but will spring back on viable roots the following spring. Clematis Edda is in pruning group 3, which means the plant blooms on new growth each year. So pruning at the end of the season is easy, just cut the plant down to about 12 inches above the soil level. Clean up all debris around the base and mulch with a good quality mulch to protect it for the winter but keep the mulch from the immediate area around the stems. If you find any wilted plant stems, remove them immediately from the plant and from the area to help prevent the spread of clematis wilt, a plant disease that can plague clematis.
Boulevard® Edda Clematis Spacing
Spacing clematis properly is important. Boulevard Edda will grow to about 48 inches tall and spread out up to 24 inches, so leave at least 24 inches between plantings. This will give good air circulation which is important in reducing any chance of plant diseases such as clematis wilt, and will give the plant room to grow vertically without becoming tangled in the plant next to it. Whether you enjoy it in a container on the patio, plant it on your fence or terrace, support it with a trellis or your mailbox post, you will enjoy the clean fresh colors of Boulevard Edda Clematis this summer.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.