Clematis viticella 'Kiev'


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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


Clematis 'Kiev'

Plant details

A viticella type clematis, Clematis 'Kiev' was bred in Ukraine and named after its capital city. It boasts dark green leaves and long stems bearing dark, velvety purple-red flowers with yellow filaments and purple anthers. It's ideal for growing up an obelisk or trellis in the herbaceous border, as well as being allowed to scramble through small trees and shrubs.

Being a summer-flowering clematis, Clematis 'Kiev' is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March. 

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Kiev

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 150cm

Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)

Time to plant: October to May

Flowering period: July to September

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