Early, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Beauty of Worcester'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Beauty of Worcester
Additional cultivar information:(aka B.O. Worcester)
Hybridized by Smith
Registered or introduced: 1886
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Group:

Herbaceous

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Double

Bloom Diameter:

Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

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

Regional

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

Ravenna, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 16, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very vigorous plant for me! Fills in quickly even if hard pruned to the ground.
My plant is only two years old, so I expect more blooming in subsequent years. Foilage has been excellent and trouble free. Flowers are a lovely shade of med blue/purple.
Quite winter hardy even here in NE Ohio. A keeper in my garden!

Just an update: 5/18/12 A beauty and very vigorous here! Large buds can be seen in the photo, and here she is blooming her first blooms in her 3rd full season here! Gorgeous clemmy!