Clematis 'Perle d'Azur'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £19.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Clematis 'Perle d'Azur' clematis (group 3): Stunning pale turquoise-blue flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicate, sky blue summer flowers, pinkish-red at the base, with contrasting pale yellow centres. This vigorous, late-flowering clematis makes the perfect companion for a yellow climbing rose, such as 'Golden Showers'. Although young plants have a tendency to wilt, they will outgrow this. Thrives in full sun or partial shade.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

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The clematis arrived looking great. It grew at the rate of knots and had a lot of buds on it. However, it got both mildew and rust which might have been because it is in rather a windy place - or maybe not. I am moving it and hope it will flourish in a more sheltered area.



Good, strong plants of this old favourite variety


I have grown clematis for many years and keep coming back to this variety. Clematis plants invariably look rather flimsy at first but if planted properly (good instructions are included for the less experienced gardener) and cared for, especially in the first year or two, they will give many years of pleasure. I have got some Perle d'Azure plants in their first year and some that are still blooming prolifically after more than 20 years.




i would buy this again


I love this plant and it gets better over the years. Such a lovely colour


south wales


Beautiful climber


I planted it in a 14" (35cm?) pot against a wall supported by plastic trellis and it flowered beautifully, fulfilling its description. Sadly, the summer weather was exceptionally hot and I didn't give it appropriate attention. Cut it back with the hope of re-flowering, but no result. Have checked today and find a new bud at its base...Hooray! Crocus quality really is excellent.




clematis perle d azure


I have it growing up a obelisk when in bloom it looks lovely




A wonderful plant


A wonderful showy climber with beautiful mid-blue flowers.





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When is the best time to plant a late flowering clematis?

Enthusiastic beginner

We have a video which explains when to plant hardy plants such as these, so please click on the following link to go straight to it.


When I bought my Perle d'azur it had only one long stem, with an earlier cluster of three stems that had been pruned off lower down and produced no further greenery. After three years I still get only one stem, which does branch off, but the growth does not thicken and there are still no more stems appearing lower down. I have grown many different clematis for years, follow correct feeding, pruning and general care, and all the others are thriving! Is this particular one very difficult? Does it never produce more than one stem? Help! Many thanks - MB

Puzzled Person

Hello, No, this clematis will often produce several stems each year provided it is kept well fed and watered, and can establish a good rootball. You should however be cutting back all the stems each year in early spring.


Today, while clearing dead leaves and weeds around my Perle d'Azur, I cut the stem, almost at ground level! Help please. What are the chances it will grow back next season? It's planted at the base of a north-facing wall and it was planted 18 months ago. Good flowering this year.


Hello there What a shame! It might well be fine but you won't know until next year now. Next spring I would apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown. Hope this helps

Climbers for trellis with wildlife considerations Hi I have a bare trellis at the end of my garden which marks the end of my raspberry and rhubarb beds, and where my composting and comfrey live. I want to cover this trellis with something to give colour all the year round, even if that "colour" is green leaves. I also want to provide something beneficial to the wildlife. I had thought about growing an Ivy, with a Clematis. Would these two climbers work in a small area and would I get my combination of colour, all year interest and wildlife benefits? Thanks Mike

Mike Simpson

Hello Mike, The best climbers for wildlife are Hederas (Ivy) or Lonicera (Honeysuckles). These are both pretty big and vigorous plants though and your trellis sounds quite small. The ivy can be cut back very hard though, so perhaps your best option would be to use an ivy and then plant a smaller growing group 3 Clematis, which should be cut in early spring each year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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