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PlantFiles: Clematis, Alpine Clematis
Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: alpina (AL-pin-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Frances Rivis

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Group:
Atragene

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
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)

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Shape:
Single

Bloom Diameter:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:
Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Sep 10, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993.

Neutral Baa On Jan 29, 2004, Baa wrote:

A well known cultivar of C. alpina.

Bears good sized, blue and white flowers that are twisted.

Flowers anywhere between February and April and may have a second flush later in the year.

Likes a well drained soil in sun or light shade but prefers to have its roots shaded.

Regional...

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

Brick, New Jersey



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