Clematis viticella 'Palette'


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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


Clematis 'Palette'

Plant details

Viticella clematis are tough, fast-growing and hardy, and are ideal for growing through trees and bushes. They typically have bell-shaped, nodding flowers. Clematis 'Palette' bears beautiful two-tone flowers in contrast with light green foliage, all summer long. A vigorous climber, it grows to around 300cm in height, and shows good resistance to clematis wilt.

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

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Palette

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)

Time to plant: October to May

Flowering period: June to September

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