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CLEMATIS 'Violet Charm'

Image of Clematis 'Violet Charm'

Bosh Bruening

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

CLEMATIS 'Violet Charm'

Plant Common Name

Clematis, Early Large-flowered Clematis, Violet Charm Clematis

General Description

Violet charm clematis is a deciduous woody vine that bears many flowers early in the season. In mid-spring, medium green leaves appear followed by large flowers of pale violet with soft, wavy petal margins. These will continue blooming into early summer and, if left unpruned, will sporadically flower again in fall. This clematis is a longtime favorite that was bred in 1966 at Solihull Nurseries. 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 - 9

  • 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, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m (8)

  • Width

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m (8)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lavender, Blue Violet

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow

  • Bark Color

    Chocolate

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No