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Sapphire Indigo® Clematis Vine




Regular Price: $32.98

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

A cross between bush and vining clematis, ‘Sapphire Indigo’ gives the gardener many choices for cultivation. You can let it create a sprawling groundcover, allow it to mound gently in the mixed border, or train it to a trellis, where the recurved 4-inch violet blooms will enhance a patio or deck from spring until fall. (Clematis)

Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Size Plant - 4" pot

Plant Information

36-48" tall x 36-48" wide. Although ‘Sapphire Indigo’ can be allowed to wander through the mixed border, it is fascinating to watch it mounding on its own – bringing out the best in its heritage: large violet flowers and soft arching foliage. As with most clematis, it prefers moist, rich soil, but it will slowly shade its own roots without any help from other perennials. ‘Sapphire Indigo’ is an exceptional bloomer, flowering from late spring till early fall, and its anthers pick up the indigo color for which it’s named, adding another layer of interest when individual flowers fade. Consider siting it near gray-foliaged perennials or shrubs to make the most of its deep purple blooms, but make sure they can stand up to the heavier nature of this floriferous, shrub-like clematis when it decides to get friendly.
Common Name Sapphire Indigo Clematis Vine PP#17012
Botanical Name Clematis Sapphire Indigo PP#17012
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 4-5" Flowers
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Containers, Groundcover, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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