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Venosa Violacea Clematis

SKU: AM017299
per Plant - 4" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Clematis viticella
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Bee Friendly, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Privacy
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


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.