SPARKY® Purple

Clematis

Clematis

'ZoOct'

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  • Early blooming
  • Vigorous
  • Reblooming
Description

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, Part sun
Height
6 - 8'
Width
2'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
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.