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Clematis viticella (Purple clematis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Clematis viticella

Other names

Purple clematis

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. viticella - C. viticella is a semi-woody, deciduous. climbing perennial with pinnate, mid-green leaves and, midsummer to autumn, open bell-shaped, blue, purple, or rose-red flowers with pale yellow anthers.


Clematis viticella is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Purple, Blue, Rose-Red in Summer; Rose-Red, Purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Whitefly Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Whitefly

Slime flux , Clematis wilt Slime flux , Clematis wilt

General care

Pruning

Clematis pruning group 3.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Clematis viticella (Purple clematis) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny location with the base and roots shaded.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Clematis viticella

Other names

Purple clematis

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. viticella - C. viticella is a semi-woody, deciduous. climbing perennial with pinnate, mid-green leaves and, midsummer to autumn, open bell-shaped, blue, purple, or rose-red flowers with pale yellow anthers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Purple, Blue, Rose-Red in Summer; Rose-Red, Purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Whitefly

Specific diseases

Slime flux , Clematis wilt

General care

Pruning

Clematis pruning group 3.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Clematis viticella (Purple clematis) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, well drained soil in a sunny location with the base and roots shaded.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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