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Hardiness: 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: Rose/Mauve Light Blue Blue-Violet
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Bloom Shape: Single
Bloom Diameter: Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Blooms repeatedly
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On Apr 2, 2008, nancybrataas from Rochester, MN wrote:
Arabella is my favorite clematis of the 50 clematis varieties in my zone 4 garden. Three years ago I put in 120 Arabella plants instead of planting any annuals. As a non-climbing, 4-6 foot clematis, I placed them here, there, everywhere . . . in shade, part-shade, sun . . . some to "scramble" over groundcover and intermingle with other plants . . . some to attach to trellises . . . some to drape on limbs of yew trees (6-8 feet tall) and grow through small shrubs. Since Arabella is from the Integrifolia Group, there is no problem with wilt. The free-flowering blooms cover the whole plant (not just the tips) . . . are violet in bud but quickly turn to a vivid light blue . . . and continue from June until frost. Truly spectacular!
On Apr 18, 2005, Charlotteda from Pickens, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:
2005 is my first year with this plant but it overwintered well in a small container and is already blooming in mid april !
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gainesville, Florida Georgetown, Kentucky Parkway Village, Kentucky Grand Rapids, Michigan Rochester, Minnesota Salem, New Hampshire Fanwood, New Jersey Big Flats, New York Brooklyn, New York Hudson, New York Monmouth, Oregon Laflin, Pennsylvania Pickens, South Carolina Aberdeen, South Dakota South Burlington, Vermont