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Sparky® Purple 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

     

    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 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: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Violet 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® Purple Clematis   'ZoOct'
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