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Clematis viticella 'Violet Stargazer'


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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






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Clematis 'Violet Stargazer'

Plant details

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. 

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: 'Violet Stargazer'

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: 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: 150cm

Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)

Time to plant: October to May

Flowering period: July to September

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