Blue Flowering Clematis Vine

August 8, 2018

With the unexpected extra rain we received here in Dallas, a few garden gems have popped back into flower. This Clematis 'Arabella' is back in bloom just as the garlic chives are pushing out their late-summer white flower buds!

Clematis 'Arabella'
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

I always plant clematis amidst other perennials and shrubs to as to shade the soil and keep their root system a little cooler - which they prefer. I love garlic chives because they are tough, heat- and drought-tolerant bulb that blooms during the hottest part of the summer, when many other plants are taking a break. The blue clematis flowers will be a beautiful mix with the white chive flowers.

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