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Late, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Blue Angel'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Angel
Additional cultivar information:(aka Blekitny Aniol)
Hybridized by Franczak
Registered or introduced: 1990, 1995
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Late Large-flowered


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:



Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Ewing, Kentucky

, Manitoba

Hudsonville, Michigan

Stephenson, Michigan

Ringwood, New Jersey

Charlottesville, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Lake Stevens, Washington

Buffalo, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 10, 2013, sunny70 from Ringwood, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've had tremendous success with this variety. I have it planted against a 6 ft. fence, and it flowers profusely beginning at the base of the fence all the way up. The blooms open to a dusky blue/gray color and lighten to a pretty pale blue that provides a perfect backdrop to my echinacea purpurea. Blooms at least 3 weeks, with reblooming later in the season. Highly recommend.


On Jan 20, 2012, Pistil from Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Lovely, lights up a (too) shady spot, tolerates neglectful watering in the summer.


On Sep 24, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2002.


On Jul 25, 2005, Wvdaisy from Buffalo, WV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Have had this plant for 3 years and have it in a large pot...waiting for that trellis to be built you know :~) It has had no winter protection at all and just sits out in it's pot all winter. I mulch it every spring. This year 2005 it has bloomed and bloomed! It's had blooms for about 2 months now and shows no sign of stopping. I keep it well watered as it's been very hot and dry here this year. The blooms are small likely due to it being in a pot. I love this clematis!


On Jun 14, 2003, corinna from Geneva
Switzerland (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've had it for 3 years, and it got wilt every year.


On May 14, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Medium sized (6-8") powder blue flowers with crinkled edges and green centre. Prune back hard in February