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Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Viticella Group clematis

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Deciduous climber

Flower colour






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Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

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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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