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Sapphire Indigo Clematis

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 3 Feet
  • Width 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4-8

It's almost incongruous to say, but this is a non-climbing clematis. Wait! What? A clematis that does not climb? Yep! This compact growing indigo blue clematis with 4 inch six petaled flowers can be trained on a trellis, used as a beautiful large flowered ground cover, or as a spiller in a large container on your patio or deck this summer. As unique as they are in growing habits, the same vigor and prolific long blooming habits are there to help make a place for it in your garden this spring. Its cornflower blue blooms will win your heart.

Native to China, this Clematis is hardy to Zones 4 to 8, enduring harsh winters and loving the hot summer sun. They bloom in early summer to early fall, lasting longer than most other clematis varieties and make a great companion to climbing clematis cultivars who will appreciate the ground cover attributes of Sapphire Indigo that provide the coveted shade to their root zones. A win-win situation for both varieties! Deer and rabbits rarely bother these perennials, but bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will be frequent visitors.

Sapphire Indigo Clematis Care

Plant in well draining soil for best results. Root rot will occur if water is allowed to stand, especially in the winter regions that have snow. Whether planted in clay, sand or loamy soil, it prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil Ph. Water to maintain a consistently moist soil, and mulch when that is not possible. A full sun location with some light afternoon shade will be appreciated by clematis, but too much shade will alter the color of the blooms and the amount of flowers. Sun equals energy and energy equals flowers! Fertilize with a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer like a 5-10-10, or simply apply a well composted organic material mulch in the spring for great results. Too much nitrogen creates too much foliage and not enough flowers.

Deadheading will help to promote repeat blooming. Cut the stem down to the first set of leaves to keep the vine neat and clean and give room for more flowers. Sapphire Indigo Clematis is in pruning group 2. It produces flowers on new growth and old growth (new wood and old wood) each summer. Also considered re-blooming. Pruning is generally not necessary, and may affect the next season’s flowering due to the fact that this plant blooms on old wood in the spring and new growth in the summer. If you must prune, do so right after the flowers have ceased and remove only dead or yellowed stems. Mulch the root zone in the late fall to help to protect against harsh winter conditions.

Sapphire Indigo Clematis Spacing

Space your plants about 24 inches apart to give plenty of room to spread out. Growing just 4 feet tall when trained on a trellis, and spreading out 36 inches, you will want to give this one some room to grow. It looks great when paired with taller vines or upright perennials. You will be glad you included this lovely compact low growing clematis vine in your spring garden this year!

Sapphire Indigo Clematis Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Plant Type: Vine
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 3 Feet
Mature Width: 3 Feet
Plant Spacing: 3 Feet
Growth Habit: Climbing
Flower Color(s): Blue
Seasonal Interest: Late Spring To Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Trellis, Wall, Combination Containers, Focal Point, Screening
Botanical/Scientific Name: Clematis ‘Cleminov51’ PP17,012

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Sapphire Indigo Clematis Show Reviews

  • 5
    Quality you would find at the best nursery in town.

    Posted by Elizabeth Gallo on Jun 25th 2021


  • 1

    Posted by Masumi Koster on Jun 19th 2021

    It arrived withered in dry soil. Watered for one week, but it did help and is dead.
    Will buy from another store.