Clematis Sapphire Indigo™

Vine

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A Groundcover Clematis Type 2
A Clematis groundcover! This charming shrub-like groundcover grows with no support to form a 3’ wide mound of arching stems. Just 4’ in height if trained onto a short trellis. Single 4” dark purple blossoms open to reveal matching indigo-dyed anthers from June through September. No pruning necessary. Fabulous spilling out of a barrel or large container. Meandering over fences, trellises or through shrubbery, Clematis supplies vertical interest. Every perennial garden should have at least one of these incredible vines.

Code CLSI

Patent PP17,012

Plant Type Perennials, Vines

Species x hybrida

Height Vine 4'

Spacing Plant 2' apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 4-10

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Clematis General Information

Clematis are prized for their incredible flowers, most as large as your hand. "Queen of the Climbers" will train onto trellises, fences or arch over doorways. Stunning when used alone or when several colors are mixed. Grower's tip: Truest colors require full sun, as any shade will introduce purple tones. Flower color and bloom size may vary while the plant is establishing. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Clematis Plant Care

No pruning should be needed, but treat as a Type 2 if necessary. Clematis have some personality quirks. They are one of the few plants that like to be planted deeper. Pick a full sun site and have your trellis in place. Have a deep hole dug – 8-10" – with some compost in the bottom. Gently place the pot (minus the wrapper) into the hole so that the first set of leaf nodes (the bud where the leaf sprouts from) is below ground. Remove any leaves that will be under the soil. Fill the hole halfway and tie the top growth to your trellis (leave the stick it shipped with in place for now) and water. Finish filling the hole with good soil, and water well. Your Clematis will appreciate a low growing plant at its feet to shade its roots. TYPE 2: First flowering comes from old stems and then later flowering occurs on new growth. In early spring, look for swelling leaf buds beginning to show. Remove any dead brittle material above these buds. Re-tie stems as needed. If intertwining Clematis, pruning will be easier if you select varieties with the same pruning type. Want to sort by pruning type? In the main search box, type Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 to group them together.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October