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Clematis Rhapsody

A beautiful interpretation of floral harmony


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  • flowering dateEarly summer to early fall.
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as4" POT
  • Large, blue-purple blooms
  • Bred by grower Barry Fretwell.
  • Large flowers on a compact plant
As free flowing and rapturous as a melody, Clematis Rhapsody will capture your heart and imagination. This later-flowering, large-blooming Clematis is beloved by collectors for its coloring and performance, and, just like every other hybridization by grower Barry Fretwell, Rhapsody is a true winner in the garden. Flowers in the velvety purple of the early night sky are offset by a lighter midrib and cream-colored centers. You'll adore this sapphire purple, which lightens a bit as the flowers mature. Rhapsody is a compact Clematis, and performs well as a densely-flowered climber. Use this Clematis on an obelisk, or let it accompany a larger vine on a trellis or evergreen. Clematis 'Rhapsody'

In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the YELLOW pruning category. It blooms best on old vine. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.

Product Details

  • botanical nameClematis 'Rhapsody'
  • flowering dateEarly summer to early fall.
  • flower colorBlue
  • flower formSingle blooms 4 - 5" across with bright golden stamens.
  • foliage typeMedium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
  • formvine; Medium plant, Large Flower
  • growth rateSlow to establish, don't give up too early. Fast once established to location.
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • planting instructionsPrefers a situation where tops are in the sun and roots are shaded either by low plants or a mulch to keep soil moist and cool.
  • pruningCan be pruned back hard after flowering above 2nd or 3rd set of buds. Early spring or after flowering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as4" POT
  • soil requirementRich, well drained soil with a ph close to neutral.
  • spacing4 - 6 feet
  • spread36 - 48 inches
  • winter careWinter mulch in cold zones.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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