Clematis Arabella

Clematis Arabella

Clematis 'Arabella' freely produces mid-blue, small upright flowers with striking yellow centres during July and August. This non-evergreen Clematis is a semi-herbaceous, non climbing variety which can be allowed to grow within the flower border, trained up a trellis, garden fence, pergola, arch, wall or planted in a container supported with bamboo canes or an obelisk on the patio.

Clematis 'Arabella' was raised by Barry Fretwell of Peveril Clematis Nursery, England.

Arabella characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Sprawling
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • Flowering month: July August
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous