Meet the Breeder
- Early blooming
The Sparky series of clematis was selected with growers and gardeners in mind: irresistibly unique flowers that bloom in early spring so are easy to ship in bloom for peak spring sales. Sparky Purple clematis is noted for its large, pinwheel-like flowers made up of narrow, reflect petals. It's no wonder this variety has made a splash in Europe under the name Octopus! The Sparky series offers three lovely colors, all easy to grow in the nursery and the garden, with a long bloom time, delicate foliage, and vigorous, vining growth.
USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure Full sun
Height 6 - 8'
Finish Time 1 season
Bloom Time Spring; summer rebloom
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn
Soil Atragene group clematis like the Sparky series are less finicky about soil than other types, but still require excellent drainage and cool, shaded roots.
Pruning If required, prune after main spring flowering.
Uses Trellises; railings; mail boxes; mixed borders; perennial beds; vertical gardens; containers.
Growing Tips This vine will thrive if mulch, a rock, or neighboring plants are positioned to keep the roots and base of the plant in cool, shaded conditions, while the leafy vines bask in the sun.