Clematis Étoile Violette

clematis (group 3)

2 lt pot (60cm cane)
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Spring is an excellent time to plant a viticella clematis, such as ‘Etoile Violette’. It will have a chance to put its feet down and flower by late July. Climbers take up little ground room and viticellas, bred from a Spanish species, are drought tolerant and easy to prune. Just cut them back hard now. They flower on new wood. 'Purpurea Plena Elegans’, 'Polish Spirit’, ‘Romantika’, and 'Dark Eyes’ are all excellent viticellas

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This vigorous, late summer-flowering viticella clematis produces a profusion of deep purple flowers with creamy-yellow centres from July to September. Looks stunning scrambling through trees, shrubs and climbing roses. Stands up well to wind and is resistant to clematis wilt.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

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Best Dark Purple Clematis Ever!

By RiverSong Mandy

from Taunton


  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Prolific Flowering
  • Repeat Flowering
  • Suits Any Aspect
  • Velvety Flowers


    Best Uses

    • Against A Wallfence
    • Against A Wall Or Fence
    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Sun Or Partial Shade

    Comments about Crocus Clematis'Étoile Violette':

    I had several of these in my last garden, and loved them so much that I now am buying again for my new garden. First 'flush' of absolutely loads of gorgeous dark purple flowers in May, then repeat flowering all the way through til October or sometimes November - really earns its keep! If you DO cut it back low, do so in late November or December, as that way you will get much better display from May onwards - if you cut it back in Feb or March, you may lose the early abundant display

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      I purchased a Clematis Etoile Violette from Crocus. And planted it in the back garden last week. Although it was well watered. In a couple of days it went completely limp and droopy. It looks half dead. It is a fully hardy plant. There was no snow. But has the -1 temperature caused this.? Will it recover as the weather warms up.?
      Asked on 24/3/2013 by Tropical22 from Cheshire

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        These plants are fully hardy, but I would not be surprised if any new shoots are knocked back by the terrible weather we have been experiencing recently. The good news is that as the weather improves, the plant should put on lots of new growth, so I would not be concerned at this stage.

        Answered on 25/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      Climbers for North East facing wall

      Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice please. Our house is a Victorian end of terrace - the side of the house faces North-East. The side of the house is very bare (only two tiny windows on ground floor) and we would like to grow something up the wall. We have had trouble with graffiti in the past and want to paint the side of the house and then put trellis to about 7ft. Can you suggest something that would grow quite quickly please. Kind Regards Joanna
      Asked on 6/11/2009 by Joanna Swainson

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      • A:

        Hello Joanna, If you click on the link below it will take you to our fast growing climbers, which will cope with low light levels. If you click into each card you can then see the eventual height and spread of each plant - some of them are pretty big. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 9/11/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
      • A:

        Thank you so much Helen, this helps a lot.

        Answered on 9/11/2009 by Joanna Swainson
    • Q:

      Climber to cover fence and compliment one of your 'Ready Made Borders'

      Hi, I'm interested in ordering the plants in your 'Keep it Cool' border, but as I plan to plant this against a dark wooden fence, please can you advise a selection of climbing plants which would be in keeping with the border, which would successfully cover the fence. The length of the border is 3.5 metres and it is north facing in a sheltered town garden. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Jo
      Asked on 22/9/2009 by Jo Olliver

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      Climbing Plant on a North-Facing Trellis

      Dear Sir/Madam, Could you recommend a climbing plant for a trellis? The trellis in question is set against my neighbour's wall, and faces northward. So, I'm looking for a plant to provide maximum, attractive, fast-growing coverage. Yours faithfully, Peter
      Asked on 18/8/2009 by Peter Lawson

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      • A:

        Hello Peter, I have done a search on our Plant Finder and if you click on the following link it will take you to all the climbers which will grow on a north facing aspect and are fast growing (although keep in mind most plants are going into their dormant period now) I hope this helps.

        Answered on 19/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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