Clematis (Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette') in the Clematis Database

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Also sold as:
Violet Star

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Francisque Morel
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Small/Medium - typically 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Deep Purple hue
Center Color (Anthers): Yellow anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for hot climates
Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2002 Great Plant Picks Award Winner


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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Dec 17, 2011 11:12 AM

This is such a hardy plant that it has escaped cultivation to naturalize in the northeast corner of the Great Lakes region. It produces a huge amount of flowers that will have either 4 or 6 tepals. Has a slight tendency to wilt. It's one of the few plants that tolerates black walnut tress.

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Anyone know this clem? by boojum Jul 7, 2010 7:59 PM 4
I planted 12 Clematis today. by Newyorkrita May 22, 2010 6:59 PM 10

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