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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 4" Pot
Venosa Violacea Clematis
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green trailing vines sprout leaves from from old and new woody stems.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good For Hedge / Screen
Royal Horicultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|