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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 Dancer'
Clematis alpina 'Blue Dancer'
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
'Blue Dancer' is a climber 2-3m high with green leaves and slender, nodding flowers, 5-8cm across, composed of four long, narrow, slightly twisted pale blue sepals, 5-7.5cm long, and white staminodes, in spring and early summer; many clematis are visited by bees for pollen, and some also provide nectar.
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun or partial shade in containers (at least 45cm deep and wide) or in the ground, in cool, moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the crown 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level; keep the base of the plant and the roots cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles or flat stones; for more advice, see clematis cultivation
Propagate by internodal 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
Wall-side Borders Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds
Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Clematis pruning: group one
Pests May be affected by aphids, capsid bug, caterpillars, and glasshouse red spider mite; 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, powdery mildews, fungal leaf spots, and virus diseases; pruned stems may be affected by clematis slime flux
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