Clematis 'Blue Explosion'

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Here's a real show-stopping clematis

Explodes into big flowers shaded violet with a delicate pink blush

Blooms twice in the summer period!

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Wow! Here's a real show-stopping clematis with tons of fantastic big blue violet flowers – they're 12-14cm (5-6in) across! You'll only believe it when you see it. Outer petals are decorated with a pretty pink blush on their tips to prompt further amazement at this truly spectacular and energetic climber. Clematis 'Blue Explosion' will burst into flower in May with big, semi-double blooms appearing on last year's growth. These will brighten up your garden in early summer until about the end of June…but wait for it! It flowers AGAIN, producing 100s more blooms from July through to September on new growth with single blooms. You simply can't go wrong with this really special clematis variety. Plant 'Blue Explosion' in a sunny place against a wall or fence; or you can try it in a container with some fixed or free-standing supports. It will eagerly clamber and twine, spreading vertical colour and interest twice in the summer! Height: 300cm (118in). Spread: 100cm (39in). Pruning group 2. Supplied in 9cm pots.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


3 x 9cm potted clematis plants (TKA1017P)
1 x 9cm potted clematis plant (V81009)
2 x 9cm potted clematis plants (V81010P)

Grow Clematis in sheltered sunny borders in any moist, well drained soil. Clematis plants particularly dislike dry soils so add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve moisture retention in summer. Plant clematis with the top of the rootball positioned 7.5cm (3”) below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Be sure to provide the twining stems with an appropriate support, such as trellis or wires attached to fences and pergolas. Alternatively grow clematis up freestanding plant frames in patio containers. When planting in containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. In autumn or spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. When pruning a group 2 clematis, remember that it flowers on new stems which develop from the previous year's growth. In spring, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely. The remaining stems can then be pruned back to a pair of healthy buds.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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