Clematis Elsa Spath

Clematis 'Elsa Spath' bears masses of strong, beautiful violet-blue flowers with deep-red centres from June to September.

This slow growing, non-evergreen climber can be grown in any aspect of the garden, supported on a trellis, wall, fence arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Elsa Spath' was raised by L. Spath of Berlin, Germany.


Elsa Spath characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

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

Identification

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