Sparky® Blue Clematis
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
Dare to be different!
Sparky Blue clematis isn't your run-of-the-mill flowering vine. It blooms earlier in spring than other clematis, and with flowers like nothing else you've seen. Each looks like a whirring pinwheel of colorful petals around a fluffy yellow center, and appears on elegant, slender stems from among delicately toothed foliage. Begins flowering in mid-late spring and flowers continue to pop out through early-mid summer. Perfect for growing on a pretty trellis in your perennial garden or planting along a railing, lattice or fence.
Available at better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow Sparky Blue clematis:
- Blue flowers have a unique, appealing shape
- Spring bloom time provides weeks, even months, of color
- Easy to grow - no pruning needed!
- Disease resistantVine:Vine
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:24 InchesSpread:24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Shade:Blue-purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:ClimbingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Sparky clematis need support from planting time onward, so if you are not planting near a deck, railing, fence, or other structure, provide a trellis or bamboo stake at planting time.Maintenance Notes:
Sparky clematis are atrogene types, which flower on old wood. This means little to no pruning is required, and if you do want to/need to prune, a light clean up after the spring bloom is all that is necessary.
Like other clematis, the old adage "feet in the shade, head in the sun" applies for siting. Plant Sparky clematis in a spot where their roots will be cool and shaded by mulch and/or neighboring shrubs or perennials but their vines can bask in abundant sunshine.Sparky® Blue Clematis 'Zospi'