Clematis 'Sapphire Indigo'

A Clematis groundcover, or the perfect spiller or trailer for hanging baskets! This charming, shrubby, low-growing clematis grows without support to form a 3' wide mound of arching stems but will reach all of 4' in height if trained onto a short trellis. Single 4 deepest purple blossoms open to reveal matching indigo dyed anthers from June through September. No pruning necessary, but it always helps with bloom production!! Fabulous spilling out of a barrel or large container, meandering over fences, trellises or through shrubbery.
Exposure: Part shade. Morning or filtered sun. OK
Size: 4'Tall or wide, depending on how you grow it.
Water : Regular Soil: Rich, well-drained.
Pruning: 1st year in late January/early February, cut to 6. Then cut by half after the first flush of blooms is finished. Second year & beyond; late winter cut is to 18 from ground level. Feed after each pruning session with a well-balanced fertilizer.

 

 

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