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
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

Common names
  • Clematis
Also sold as:
  • Violet Star
  • √Čtoile Violette

  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Dec 17, 2011 11:12 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 29, 2022 3:58 PM concerning plant:
    A good variety of Clematis to grow in the north, C. viticella 'Etoile Violette', produced 3-inch-diameter violet flowers that began blooming in late June and continued until August. It also had 80 to 100 percent coverage during peak bloom time and no clematis wilt during the six-year study period.
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