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Jackmanii Clematis Vine

SKU: AM014420
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Full sun loving Jackmanii is the all-time favorite climbing flowering vine: The famous deep purple Jackmanii Clematis blooms all summer. (Clematis)
key features
Botanical Name
Clematis Jackmanii
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
120-144" tall (10-12 feet)
Mature Spread
36-72" wide (3-6 feet)
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


This is it. Far and away the most popular and widely grown clematis. C. Jackmanii is the one we all see spilling over porch rails and up trellises with those stunning, large purple flowers. Up close, many of the blooms have a red/purple midrib in each petal. They are simply a knock-out, and the pride of everyone that grows them. If you can have only one clematis, this is the one.

Who was Jackman? The man who raised the first of this classic clematis, of course. It was introduced in England in 1858, when the Jackman and Son Nursery was already well-known, having been established in 1810 in a town near London called Woking. The Jackmans, fathers and sons, continued the nursery over five generations, ending in 1967, and were successful with all kinds of plants. But their first love was always Clematis. Of course, this one, today's world favorite, Clematis Jackmanii was their crowning achievement, but there are other famous ones. The family must have known a very beautiful girl who lived in their old hometown when in 1876, the nursery introduced Belle of Woking, a double clematis that is so beautiful its still a favorite today.

Jackmanii is a type 3 Clematis. Clematis in this group are later season bloomers and flower from buds developed in the current growing season. They should be cut back hard in late winter or early spring to stimulate a large flush or new growth.