Clematis is a climbing plant that brings height to the garden without dominating the scene. Boulevard Olympia clematis is even more adaptable because its height makes it a perfect companion for a pot on the patio. Blue flowers flow along the stem and from leaf axils to present quite the show, off and on in summer. Faint cream and magenta brush strokes add more beauty to the blue petals. After the flowers, fuzzy seed heads form for winter interest.
This clematis is from the famous British breeder Raymond Evison for use in patio containers. A perennial, woody vine, Boulevard Olympia gets 3 to 5 feet tall with a 2-foot spread. It can be grown in the ground where it can scamper up a shrub or trail among perennial companions. Hummers visit clematis, but the vine is deer and rabbit resistant. Snip a flower or two for indoor enjoyment.
Olympia Clematis Care
Grow in full sun (6+ hours) or part sun (4 to 6 hours). Plant the root ball of clematis so that the top is slightly below the soil surface. Clematis does best when given adequate water, especially during hot dry spells. There’s a saying about growing clematis…hot head, cool feet. It is common practice to shade the roots of clematis with other plants or mulch. Pruning group 2, which blooms on old and new wood each year and is considered re-blooming. In late winter or early spring, cut Boulevard Olympia back to about 6 inches from the ground.
Clematis climbs by wrapping its leaf stem, called petiole, around a structure. The trellis, obelisk or other accessory needs to be made of material ¾-inch or smaller in diameter so the plant can climb. For instance, if you want it to climb something like a 4x4-inch mailbox post, you will need to add chicken wire, hardware cloth, bamboo stakes or twine for the plant to climb.
Olympia Clematis Spacing
In a mixed container, use Boulevard Olympia as a thriller or use it singly, where it can grow up an obelisk or bamboo stakes. Under plant with summer annuals, if desired. In the ground, plant at the base of a trellis, obelisk or other structure for the clematis to climb.
Click here for more information on plant container sizes.
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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.