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Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Viticella Group clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Violet

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Plant details

Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' is an eye-catching clematis, bearing violet, double flowers in a bewitching shade of purple. It's perfect for growing up a medium sized tree, or teamed with another climber on a wall, building or pergola. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Ensure the roots are shaded and kept moist, to prevent Clematis wilt. Falling into Pruning Group Three, pruning is simple – cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 30cm above ground level before growth begins in early spring.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Species: viticella

Cultivar: Purpurea Plena Elegans

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Violet

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to prune: February to March

Flowering period: July to September


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