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Clematis 'Etoile Violette'

Viticella Group clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Violet

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Clematis 'Etoile Violette'

Plant details

Raised in France back in 1885, Clematis 'Etoile Violette' holds its own among modern varieties and has been give the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Vigorous and free-flowering, it bears pretty violet flowers from midsummer to early autumn, and shows good resistance to clematis wilt. It's perfect for growing in a mixed sunny border and may also be raised in pots.

For best results grow Clematis 'Etoile Violette' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Falling into Pruning Group Three, simply cut back stems to 30cm above ground before growth resumes in spring.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Etoile Violette

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 350cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: February to March


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