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botanical name:
Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'
Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 3.50m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Popular and reliable variety. Purple flowers with conspicuous creamy anthers, in summer. Very shade tolerant.

cultivation:
Any aspect, preferably with some shade at the base. 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 or early spring.

propagation:
Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.

usage:
Very good for climbing through trees and shrubs.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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