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from Better Homes and Gardens

Best Purple Flowers for Your Garden

Clematis come in an array of colors, but one variety with purple flowers -- 'Jackmanii' -- is among the most well known. It's one of the most floriferous, showing off its display of purple flowers on and off all summer long. Note: Plant several types of clematis together on a wall or arbor to extend the bloom season. Name: Clematis 'Jackmanii' Growing conditions: Moist, well-draines soil that's rich in organic matter.

Clematis Jackmanii The large blooms of the Jackmanii measure up to six inches and cover the vine from summer through the end of autumn.

from Gardening Know How

Spring Blooming Clematis: What Are Some Clematis Varieties That Bloom In Spring

Clematis Vines For Spring – Types Of Spring Flowering Clematis. A variety for almost every climate in the USA

Clematis (pronounced CLEM-uh-tis) Jackmanii - darkest purple of the clematis varieties. Grows in zones 4-8. Rule of thumb for clematis: keep the vine & foliage in the sun, but the root area in the shade.