Big, double lilac blue flowers show up in late spring or early summer on Crystal Fountain Clematis. And they do resemble a cool fountain, since the flower centers bring to mind a water spray above the petals’ blue backdrop. One rush of the 4- to 5-inch flowers is enough to love, but this clematis also reblooms. In zones 4 through 9, it should bloom in June through September.
Although it boasts big flowers, this clematis plant grows smaller than many. It reaches about 4 to 6 feet high or long, and about 2 feet around. This makes it a great choice for small gardens, containers, trellises, picket fences, or balconies. The giant blue flowers on Crystal Fountain Clematis are friendly to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The leaves and flowers are deer and rabbit resistant.
Crystal Fountain Clematis Care
With its compact habit, this clematis can perform in many areas of the landscape. Like most clematis vines, it fares best if the roots are kept shaded and cool, but the vine gets sun. Accomplish this by planting some low-growing annual flowers at the base of the vine in the container or soil. Place your plant in average to rich soil, adding some compost for nutrients and good drainage. Water your clematis regularly, especially when new and in peak heat or drought. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in spring as the plant buds out.
Be sure to plant clematis near an obelisk, trellis, or other structure so it can climb up toward the sun. Although you might have to help train the vine at first, it will quickly wrap around fences or wires with little help. This clematis is in pruning group 2, and blooms on new and old wood. So remove dead or weak stems in late spring, and do any other desired pruning immediately after the first flowering period. Remove faded flowers all season to encourage full reblooming.
Crystal Fountain Clematis Spacing
If planting more than one of these clematis vines together on a fence or trellis, give each room to climb. Space the plants about 2 feet apart.
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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.