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).
Simplify your life and beautify your garden with Sparky Purple clematis. This unique spring-blooming clematis combines delicate apple-green leaves and unusual spiky purple blooms that look like a whirring pinwheel for lots of movement and color in the garden. It needs no pruning, so just plant it near a trellis, deck, mailbox, or other structure, and enjoy the show.
Available at better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow Sparky Purple clematis:
- Violet blooms 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:72 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Violet purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:ClimbingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance 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™ Purple Clematis 'ZoOct'