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( Blue Dancer Alpine Clematis )
|The cultivar, 'Blue Dancer' is a double, blue, widely bell-shaped blooms with white interiors. C. alpina belongs to AHS group 1. Single flowers are borne on last year's shoots from early spring to early summer. Blooms are followed by showy, woolly seed heads that persist through fall. Leaves are divided into 3 to 5 toothed, lance-shaped or widely oblong leaflets, 1 1/4 to 2 inches long. C. alpina is highly suitable for sites which are cold and exposed. It is a native to Europe.
Important Info : The American Horticultural Society groups Clematis species and cultivars into 3 different groups. Group 1 includes species that flower in early spring; group 2 includes cultivars that bear large flowers and blooms from late spring to early summer; and group 3 includes cultivars that bear large flowers from summer to early fall, cultivars that bear small flowers from summer to late fall, and herbaceous midsummer to late fall-blooming species and cultivars.
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