We think you'll like this climbing clematis for its great purple color and large 3 to 5 inch flowers that bloom for months. Deep purple color with yellow high lights make the flowers of this popular clematis pop. It's fast growing, but also won't climb aggressively like some other vines. Clematis is an easy to care for vine that does well in a variety of conditions and even in pots. It will train easily to a trellis, post or fence.
|Bloom Color:||Purple shades with yellow stamen|
|Bloom Period:||All summer long|
|Genus & Species:||Happy Jack® Purple Clematis x 'Zojapur' USPP 20,343|
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||3 to 4 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||4 to 5 ft.|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting is best|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage and moisture|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Clematis 'Happy Jack'
We recommend that you prune clematis back in the early spring to make way for new growth - you can trim it back to 18 to 24 inches for best effect. In March or February you can apply a slow release fertilizer to stimulate new succulent growth. If you can find a location where the base of the plant is in shade and the rest of the plant is in sunlight that will produce the best results. Applying a thick layer of mulch will provide soil moisture for the plant and is highly recommended.
When I picked it up, it was in full bloom. Beautiful rich shade of purple. Exactly the color I was hoping for to remind me of the purple jackmani clematis beside the steps to my Grandma’s back porch when I was a young child. Very pleased with purchase.
We have been wanting a clematis for our mailbox for quite some time. This was the perfect choice. Product was as described and within a few days of planting we already had some blooms. It has rooted well in the short time we have had it. I think we will enjoy this for many years. I also appreciated the no contact service provided during this unsure time.