Etoile Violette Clematis
Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||KLEM-a-tis vy-ti-SEL-la|
|Lore||Etoile is the French word for star, appropriately used in naming this Clematis variety, which produces an abundance of star-shaped blooms.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Twining stems quickly reach 8 to 12 ft. tall, with support.|
|Bloom Time||Early summer, often repeating in late summer.|
|Design Ideas||Etoile Violette is one of the best clematis for warmer climates, because it blooms reliably with little winter chill. A classic for cottage gardens, trained on an arbor, pergola or trellis, or left unsupported to ramble through shrubbery or as a ground cover. Clematis is a perfect companion for climbing or shrub roses, providing early season color before the roses begin. This variety often re-blooms in late summer when roses are still in peak bloom, providing a spectacular show.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)|
Thrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9