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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
clematis 'Blue Eclipse'
Clematis koreana 'Blue Eclipse'
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn
Atragene Group consists of woody climbers with deciduous, 1 to 2-ternate leaves and nodding, bell-shaped, single or double flowers to 10cm across, on old wood in spring and early summer, occasionally also later, on current year's growth
'Blue Eclipse' is a medium-sized deciduous climber, up to 3 metres high, with divided green leaves and large bell-like flowers of deep blue with a white edge on the outside and white inside, followed by fluffy seedheads
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil in sun or shade; keep the base of the plant and the roots cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the baseSee clematis cultivation for more advice
Propagate by double leaf-bud semi-ripe cuttings taken from spring to late summer, or by layering from late winter to spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Clematis pruning: group one
Pests May be affected by pests such as aphids and capsid bug; flowers may be damaged by earwigs; young shoots are vulnerable to slugs and snails; container-grown plants may be affected by vine weevils
May be affected by clematis wilt and powdery mildews; pruned stems may be affected by clematis slime flux
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