|Description||The most popular and reliable of the clematis vines. Showy deep purple-violet flowers cover this climbing vine throughout most of the summer. An excellent vine for adding vertical interest to the landscape on a fence or trellis, or along rock walls. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water deeply when top inch of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer to early fall|
|Mature Size||Fast growing stems reach 10 to 15 ft. tall, with support.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||This popular vine blooms profusely from midsummer on and can quickly cover an arbor for a lush, romantic look. Use a vine tower made of wood or metal for a freestanding statement. It can be cut back hard in late winter/early spring.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)|
|Care||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. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.