Clematis 'Étoile Violette'

clematis (group 3) (syn. Clematis Etoile Violette)

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2 lt pot (60cm cane) £24.99 £19.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Clematis 'Étoile Violette' clematis (group 3) (syn. Clematis Etoile Violette): Produces masses of deep purple blooms

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

    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.

  • Humans: Skin irritant; Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Notes on Clematis 'Étoile Violette'

"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"

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Lovely colour, healthy plant


Lovely plant, has established well. Looking forward to it really starting to cover my fence this year.




Flowered for a long period last year. Excellent plant.


Flowered profusly on the first year of planting. Very pleased with it all round.




I would buy this clematis again


Delicate, lightweight, quick healthy growth and flowering in first season




Great quality and service


Pretty vigorous climber that happily climbs up the trellis erected to cover a large downpipe.




Would recommend


Grew vigorously




Lovely delicate clematis


Delicate foliage, neat climbing habit, lovely clear colour flowers from first year, easy to maintain, stylish addition to arches & trellis and as a general border plant.




Beautiful and healthy


As always the plant was received well packed and healthy. Unfortunately I damaged it severely while using the strimmer. I was stunned when it came back with a vengeance, growing quickly and through a climbing rose. It's really pretty.



enjoyed the superb blooms in autumn


great autumn colour






This Clematis was just as expected and as I am new to growing them was pleased with instructions and it is thriving




A very reliable clematis, long flowering and great value.


Attractive climber for a wall or fence or obelisk.

flower power




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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.?


Hello, 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.


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

Joanna Swainson

Thank you so much Helen, this helps a lot.

Joanna Swainson

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

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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

Jo Olliver

Hello Jo, You could include a Clematis alpina for early cover and a later flowering Clematis such as It is worth keeping in mind though that this border will prefer a spot with lots of sun. Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

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

Peter Lawson

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.

Crocus Helpdesk

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