Venosa Violacea Clematis

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Venosa Violacea Clematis dazzles with velvety purple blooms distinguished by white centers that shine like stars against the vivid petals. Plants bloom over a long period from midsummer to early fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Perfect for climbing fences, adding height to cottage gardens and courtyards, or supported on trellises in perennial beds. (Clematis viticella)
Zones 5 - 10
Bee Friendly
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good For Hedge / Screen
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 96-120" tall (8-10 feet) , 48-72" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
Item Package SizePlant - 4" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
8’-10’ tall x 4-6’ wide. Venosa Violacea Clematis (Clematis viticella) is a French heirloom introduced in 1883, and has a long been cherished for its large, breathtaking blooms and clean foliage. The slender form lends itself to lampposts and obelisks. Like other Clematis, Venosa Violacea performs best when roots are shaded and tops receive full sun. Though plants tolerate partial shade, flower color is most vivid in full sun. Clematis are divided into three groups according to pruning needs. Venosa Violacea belongs to pruning group 3, which bloom late in the season on new growth. Prune vines in late winter to early spring, cutting back hard to a set of strong buds about 1 foot above ground level. Remove all dead material above the buds and clean out any old foliage. Plants tolerate deer and rabbits.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 4" Pot
Common Name
Venosa Violacea Clematis
Botanical Name
Clematis viticella
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Flower Size
4" flowers
Mature Height
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
Mature Spread
48-72" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Green trailing vines sprout leaves from from old and new woody stems.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good For Hedge / Screen, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
Royal Horicultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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