Clematis 'Etoile Violette' - Clematis - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

Clematis

Clematis 'Etoile Violette'

  • Flower Colour: Single, deep purple
  • Flower Size: 9 cm
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Pruning Group: 3
  • Group: Viticella
  • Short, golden stamens in the centre of the flower
  • Leaves are glossy, mid-green, 12.5 cm long, with three, ovate leaflets

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Violet

HEIGHT:
3-4 m

SPREAD:
1-2 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Clematis grow best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Protection from intense, afternoon sun is beneficial. Large flowering bi-colours, reds and blues, may fade quickly if planted in direct sun. Roots need a cool environment to thrive; it is recommended planting a ground cover or shallow rooted perennial to shade the roots; mulching is suggested. Plant the crown 3-5 cm below the soil's surface. Clematis are slow to establish and initially need to be tied to a trellis or fence to begin climbing.

Additional Notes about Clematis:


Clematis are grouped into three, different categories for pruning and maintenance:

Group 3: Late Flowering - Flowers form on the terminal, 60-90 cm of the current season's growth. Some bloom as early as midsummer and continue into the fall. In early spring, prune each stem, leaving the lowest 2-3 buds. The new growth can be tipped back when it reaches about 30 cm, to induce better branching and flowering.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Climbing
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
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