• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Late spring, repeating in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 5 to 7 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide, with support.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late spring, repeating in fall.
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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. Provide trellis or arbor support.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A cross between Clematis hybrids 'Violet Charm' and 'The President', this selection features the best traits of these Clematis favorites: the brilliant violet blue flower color of The President, combined with Violet Charm's outstanding flower form, with exceptionally large 6 - 8 inch blooms. This newer addition to Clearview's specialty Vancouver line will be of special interest to Clematis collectors.

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