Also known as 'Venosa Violacea', Clematis 'Violet Stargazer' is a distinctive, medium-sized vitcella-type clematis, bearing single open, deeply veined purple flowers up to 10cm in diameter. It has the largest flowers of all viticella clematis, and will happily scrabble through a shrub or tree, as well as grow in more traditional situations, such as up an obelisk. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) awarded Clematis 'Violet Stargazer' The 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993.
Being a summer-flowering clematis, 'Violet Stargazer' is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March.
Cultivar: 'Violet Stargazer'
Plant type: Deciduous climber
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)
Time to plant: October to May
Flowering period: July to September
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