Joy Creek Nursery

150-529-1   Clematis 'Dark Dancer'  

Clematis 'Dark Dancer'
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Clematis `Dark Dancer' was found at our nursery 15 years ago but never released until 2012. The parentage is unclear but we think it is a cross between C. `Jan Lindmark' and C. `Pamela Jackman' which were growing near each other. The four, long, tapering sepals are dark red purple. When we first found the seedling, the flowers were literally dancing in our spring winds. The leaves are 3-ternate with burgundy stems. This is a vigorous vine which needs regular weekly watering during the summer.

Mid- to late spring.  8 ft.

Dark Purple flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Vines from Clematis Section Atragene have lantern-shaped flowers. Their silky seed heads are attractive throughout the season. These bloom on old wood. Prune or tidy up after bloom.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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