Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

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Buy Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' clematis (group 3): Small, double dusky-purple flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • 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

    Masses of sumptuous, double, reddish-purple flowers from mid-summer to late autumn. This vigorous, late-flowering viticella-type clematis makes an excellent partner for a climbing rose, shrub or tree in full sun or part shade. An old variety introduced in the 16th century, it's resistant to clematis wilt and copes well with moderate wind.

  • 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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Notes on Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

"Spring is an excellent time to plant a viticella clematis, such as ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’. 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. 'Etoile Violette’, 'Polish Spirit’, ‘Romantika’, and 'Dark Eyes’ are all excellent viticellas"

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Healthy plant growing very well in its new home.


Pretty addition to an established garden.

Would be greenfingers

East Midlands


A lovely small-flowered clematis


Stunning against a trellis fence painted a pale grey-blue.




Good plant


Good healthy plant and lots of flowers.




A favourite clematis.


Bought this as a replacement for one I thought I had killed. Good looking plant when it arrived. Unfortunately it did not flower so I'm expecting more from it this summer.




I would buy this clematis again


One of my favourite clematis. It performed really well in its first year and flowered until the first frosts.




Stunning clematis


I saw this clematis on Gardeners World and thought it looked stunning. It is planted on a large obelisk; it grew quite large in its first season and flowered profusely for weeks on end. Having survived the winter quite happily, it should romp away this summer.

Black-eyed Sue



I love this clematis


I purchased this clematis last summer and was surprised to see how well it flowered in it's first year. Love it.


East yorkshire


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This is a lovely old-fashioned looking clematis, with dusky pink double petalled flowers, quite unlike the big blowsy modern varieties. The great thing about clematis is you can always fit them in somewhere to gain vertical interest - whether they are to climb a wall or a host plant.


North Yorkshire



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Hello. I planted this clematis last summer. In its first spring it was showing early regrowth with two long new shoots covered in flower buds (early March). While trimming the dead leaves off it I accidentally snipped these shoots down to ground level. Will they regrow and flower this summer? Thanks


It is difficult to say with any certainty, however I strongly suspect that you will soon see some more shoots appearing. You could help this along by applying a generous layer of mulch around the rootball.


Lawn overhaul, am I doing it right? Hello again, Since we have been using your web site and getting our plants and shrubs from you we have to say, that although it is a bit of a treck for us to get to you, it has always been well worth the trip. I have another project to do now and that is to completely overhaul the lawn. It's 120 sq mtrs and has developed brown patches and has not grown much this summer. I intend to give it a good scarifying , aerate it properly, give it a good feed then completely re-seed it. Can I put lawn sand on top of the seed to protect it from the birds, as we have 2 pigeons and blackbirds who visit our bird table. I had a lot of conifers in the garden which I have had removed stumps and all, - I think they were taking a lot of moisture out of the grass. Do you think I am going about the refurb.of the lawn in the right way. Yours Tom

Hello Tom, There are many reasons why lawns develop brown patches, but it may be that yours just needs a bit of TLC. It sounds as if your planning on doing everything correctly, but I would be careful about feeding as this may burn the new grass seedlings. As for using sand, your best option may be to mix the seed with the sand before you spread it as this will also make it easier to see where you are placing it. I hope this helps and good luck. Helen Plant Doctor

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