Multi-Blue packs a lot of flowers into a compact, easy-to-use vine. This clematis actually prefers partial shade, and is a strong repeat bloomer, offering bold double blooms of indigo-violet with tufts of palest green. The blooms morph through stages, here a double blossom, there a single, creating a rich effect. While deer and rabbit don’t love clematis, pollinators do, bringing another dimension of life to your garden. The first flowers are in May and June, with a reprise in August through October.
A chance mutation from the lovely cultivar ‘The President’, Multi-Blue reaches from 5 to 10 feet high and only 2 feet across, so can easily find a home winding up a garden gate, an arbor, or even a spring- or fall-blooming shrub or small tree. Or to go all out in a summer display, grow your clematis up into a climbing rose. A container is a fine option with some support from a pyramid of stakes, a tuteur, or obelisk. Young clematis plants can benefit from some help finding their way to larger structures (say wider than an inch) with some twine, wire, or stakes.
Multi-Blue Clematis Care
The best situation for most clematis is full sun, but Multi-Blue is the exception to the rule, preferring to bloom like crazy in partial shade. Mulching with fine organic material is still recommended to ensure the roots stay cool and evenly moist. If you live in a region with strong frosts, plant your Multi-Blue deeper than it was growing by 2 inches to keep it from heaving out of the ground, and to evade clematis wilt. Always water well during the initial two to three seasons in your garden, watching out for dry spells or heat waves – especially if your clematis is in a container.
Pruning for Multi-Blue – a “group 2” clematis – is limited to a bang trim in spring. Just snip it back to about a foot of growth and take off any broken or damaged stems, and you’ll foster gorgeous growth for the season. Fertilizing is minimal too – you can simply add a little compost or cow manure – aged – in early spring. If you really want to add more, the most we recommend is a one-time use of slow-release, again in spring, or monthly liquid fertilizer beginning in April and stopping after July.
Multi-Blue Clematis Spacing
For optimal growth, allow approximately two feet of space for your Multi-Blue clematis. This will give the plant enough air circulation and sunlight exposure to the foliage. It also allows the roots enough to grow as the plant reaches it’s mature size.
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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
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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.