Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'

A lovely dark purple with yellow stamens which I have growing with Rose ‘Cerise Bouquet’. More
1 x 3 litre plant, for spring/summer planting 520057-3L £20.95

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A lovely dark purple with yellow stamens which I have growing with Rose ‘Cerise Bouquet’.

It’s one of my favourite plant combinations in the garden. This comes into flower slightly later than other viticellas and keeps going for longer.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species viticella
Variety Etoile Violette
Type Hardy Climber
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 3.5m (12ft)
Spacing 3.5m (12ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis prefer moist, well-drained soil with the base of the plant in shade and growth tips in light. Add plenty of organic matter to the soil before planting. Try mulching around the base to offer protection from heat and light. Will require support on a wall or in the border over which it can climb.
Care Tips Pruning group 3 - flowers on the current season's growth so cut back hard in early spring to a healthy pair of buds 30cm (12in) above the ground and apply a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure. Tie in new shoots to a trellis or other suitable support. Will benefit from a regular liquid feed throughout the growing season. Read Sarah's article for more information on how to prune clematis.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Carol

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diane

Plant is not very robust this year and the flower is not a very clear colour

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cass

Nice strong plant that provided us with some fabulous, deep purple flowers and has grown well on the trellis since. Very pleased.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lisa

Lovely colours and has grown well on its first year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

Was impressed with the size and quality of the plant considering it arrived by post. Has flowered well and looks good.