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Sparky® Blue Clematis  

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
  • Spring
Mature Size
96" 96"
Height
72 - 96"
Spread
72 - 96"
  • Details

    Features

    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 resistant

    Vine: 
    Vine

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Spacing: 
    72 Inches
    Spread: 
    72 - 96 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Climbing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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'
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