Clematis viticella Etoile Violette is a taller clematis producing masses of single, dark-purple flowers with yellow stamens in late summer and autumn.
A very easy to grow clematis, simply cut the stems down to a pair of buds, about 10/15cm above ground level in early March and remove all growth; the plant will regrow at a vigorous rate and flower again from midsummer. As with other clematis, keep the roots and the base of the plant cool, by shading with other plants or using pebbles.
A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.
Pot Size: 3L
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 400cm x 300cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained, fertile
Aspect: Sun / partial shade
Flowering Period: July – September