The fountain effect here is the spray of pale stamens arching from the center of this perennial’s 6in, semidouble, lilac-blue flowers. Plants are compact and free-flowering with two distinct flushes of bloom, one in late spring and a second in late summer. Evipo038(N) PP 18,223
For beautiful colors, extravagance of blooms, and graceful habit, nothing compares with Clematis, the queen of flowering vines. These plants enrich a landscape whether twining on posts and fences, clambering through shrubs and trees, or following a wire frame in a border. Give them good soil, reasonable moisture, and shade at their roots.