Clematis Happy Jack® Purple Description
An improved Jackmanii! Extravagant blooms are larger & richer in color.
Reblooming performance all summer long.
This award winning Proven Winner selection has amazing large 3-5" purple blooms that bring color and beauty anywhere you plant it. This easy-care, disease resistant clematis blooms on both old and new wood - so there is no wrong way or time to prune this hardy vine.
Climbs to 6-8 feet tall and 3-4 feet. Elegant and charming weaving thru hydrangeas, roses, evegreens, and other shrubs in your garden! Use on lamp posts, mailboxes, trellises, fence and containers!
How To Grow Clematis
Easy to grow, it is vigorous and disease resistant. Just prune to 18-24" in late winter or early spring. A good rule of thumb is 1" of water a week.
Clematis thrive in full sun and part shade but appreciate having their feet cool. Underplant with a shallow rooted groundcover such as Ajuga or mulch with manure, careful to keep it 4-6 inches away from the stems to avoid rot. Plant it near a shrub, where the roots would be in afternoon shade. Once it beings to grow in spring, begin training it by angling them towards a trellis or pole. Consider using fishing line to provide support for the plant.
If you've been admiring these gorgeous plants, don't hesitate to grow these beauties. You'll find them easy to grow with countless opportunities to use them in a landscape. Don't be fooled by it's delicate nature as it rapidly grows once warm weather begins in spring.
Special features: Cold hardy, Long blooming, Reblooming
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- Botanical name:
Clematis Happy Jack® Purple
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
- Sun exposure:
Full sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
6-8' x 3-4'
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Vines and climbers
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:'Zojapur' PP 20,343
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Soil: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Additional limestone is not necessary unless a soil test reveals a pH less than 6.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Clematis like to keep their roots cool, so a 2-4 inch layer of mulch is advised once the soil warms up during the hot summer months. To prevent stem rot, be sure to keep the mulch well away from the base of the vine.
Spacing: 1.5 to 3 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize your plant once a year in the spring, right after pruning or tidying up.
Winterizing: If you have mulched during the growing season, no special added care is needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Allow the plant to grow with no pruning through its first blooming season. Blooms on new growth, so once established, you can prune hard in fall after flowering or in early spring. Cut the vines back to 18 to 24 inches from the ground in February to ensure a strong flower production the next summer.
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