|Petit Faucon Clematis|
|This one is quite unlike the popular varieties out there.|
|Blue-ish yellow stamens age to deep yellow. Making lovely seed heads once the petals fall after bloom is over.|
Unlike several climbing clematis, Petit Faucon (trade marked as 'Evisix') needs a little help to get rambling. Staking and tying up new stems is key to keep it from growing as a ground cover. Its leaves grow twice as large, weighing the growth down. Once upright, the new tips of the growth reveal lovely bell shaped flowers opening to these 4 petaled, deep blue blooms. Quite unusual. The vine grew quite large this year, given the amount of snow coverage overwinter. Lots of moisture at the root level. Different in habit, this is a true eye catcher.
|Another beautiful feature: deep, shiny-blue bars on under-sided petals when in bell form.|
|Clematis patens 'Miss Bateman'|
|They compliment each other so well.|