Clematis Sapphire Indigo, landscape
Clematis Sapphire Indigo, closeup

Clematis Sapphire Indigo

2015 Clematis Of The Year

You’ll be enjoying masses of sapphire blue flowers for months with Sapphire Indigo Clematis. True to its name, this jewel’s long lasting 5″ indigo ink blossoms fade to deep blue. Even Sapphire Indigo Clematis’ centers are elegant with intricate dark purple to black anthers. A continuous profusion of blossoms appear June – September. It can be trained as a climber, or grown as a shrubby, weed smothering ground cover with no support. Sapphire Indigo Clematis looks fabulous spilling over walls and also makes a fantastic hanging basket. Growing to a height of 4′ on a trellis, or 3′ tall and 3′ wide as a shrub. It grows well in either full sun or partial shade. And if all that wasn’t enough, it is very low maintenance, needing no pruning.

We’ve named Sapphire Indigo our 2015 Clematis Of The Year for its remarkable versatility, extreme beauty, and exceptionally long blooming period.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Sapphire Indigo

Common Name

Clematis

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Height

36-48″

Width

18-36″

Light Requirements

Sun

Uses

Beds, Containers, Cut Flower, Ground Cover, Long Blooming

Soil

Average, Fertile

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

4-8

Plant Type

Vine

Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.