Clematis viticella 'Night Veil'


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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


Clematis 'Night Veil'

Plant details

Clematis 'Night Veil' bears small, semi-nodding, red-purple flowers with a redder central bar on each petal and white filaments with dark purple anthers. A Japanese cross between Clematis florida var. sieboliana and Clematis 'Rubra', it is ideal for clothing a trellis or growing in a container where it can be trained up an obelisk, or allowed to scramble through shrubs and trees for a more natural look. 

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

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Night Veil

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark 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: 100cm

Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)

Time to plant: October to May

Flowering period: July to September

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