Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

Clematis

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Plant type: Climber
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 6m

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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 stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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