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CLEMATIS 'Venosa Violacea'

Image of Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'

Debbie Schilling

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

CLEMATIS 'Venosa Violacea'

Plant Common Name

Clematis, Violet Veined Clematis, Viticella Clematis

General Description

Violet veined clematis is a compact, deciduous woody vine that bears many flowers late in the season. From summer to autumn, profuse small violet-blue flowers, which fade to paler violet blue towards their centers, cover these twining vines. If left unpruned, they will sporadically flower again in fall. This clematis is a longtime favorite that has been in cultivation since 1910. It grows best in sites with full sun and fertile, well drained soil. As with most clematis, this selection adds a vertical element to the garden and looks best when trained on a fence, trellis or pergola.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Blue, Blue Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No