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Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
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synonyms: Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Double flowers of lilac-purple, paler in the centre, up to 8cm across. Late flowering, from midsummer to late autumn.
All clematis prefer alkaline soil but will normally tolerate other soil types. Requires regular supply of moisture. When planting, make the hole deeper than usual, as a precaution against Clematis wilt. Prune hard back in late winter.
Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.
Raised by F. Morel, France, 1899.