Clematis 'Étoile Violette' (Vt)
clematis 'Étoile Violette'
'Étoile Violette' is a large, vigorous deciduous climber with mid green leaves in 5 leaflets. Profuse single flowers to 10cm in width, with four to six broad, velvety textured deep purple sepals and a small boss of cream stamens produced mid to late summer.
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- Viticella Group are deciduous climbing shrubs with usually pinnate leaves, and nodding, single to double, open-bell-shaped flowers of small to medium-size, produced on the current year's growth in summer and early autumn
How to grow
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5-8cm (2-3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
- Wall side borders
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