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Brother Stefan® Clematis sp.

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
84" 72"
Height
60 - 84"
Spread
48 - 72"
  • Details

    Features

    Who doesn't love blue in the garden?

    Brother Stefan® clematis is one of the newest additions to our line of reliable, easy-to-grow clematis. Large, ruffled, blue flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue through mid to late summer. It's the perfect accent on a pretty trellis in your perennial garden, or covering a rail, arbor, or pergola.

    Top reasons to grow Brother Stefan clematis:

    - Rich blue flowers for months every summer.

    - Easy care: just prune back to about 18" in early spring, when the new growth begins.

    - Quickly covers vertical structures for a colorful accent.

    Long Blooming
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Vine: 
    Vine

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Climbing
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    "Head in the sun, feet in the shade" - that's the old adage for success with clematis. They thrive when the vine itself gets plenty of sunshine, while the base of the plant and roots enjoy cool, shady conditions. You can accomplish this with mulch, by planting it where the root zone is sheltered by a neighboring shrub, or with some slate or rocks, which mimics how clematis grow in nature.
    Brother Stefan is a summer bloomer on old wood and on new wood. In early spring, prune it back to about 3' (.9 m) high.

    Fun Facts: 

    Brother Stefan™ clematis is named for Stefan Franczak, a Jesuit monk and noted horticulturist in Poland who developed many excellent clematis varieties.

    Brother Stefan® Clematis sp. 'Stefan Franczak' USPP 27,664, Can PBRAF
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