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Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'
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growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Popular and reliable variety. Purple flowers with conspicuous creamy anthers, in summer. Very shade tolerant.
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.
Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.
Very good for climbing through trees and shrubs.