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Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'

Clematis 'Venosa Violacea' - Clematis - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

More About 'Venosa Violacea'

  • Flower Colour: Deep purple with a white central bar
  • Flower Size: 5 cm
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Pruning Group: 3
  • Group: Florida
  • White bars become more prominent with age and show deep purple veining throughout
  • Leaves are mid-green, 12.5 cm long, with three, ovate leaflets

Interesting Notes:

Clematis are grouped into three different categories for pruning and maintenance:

Group 3: Late Flowering - Flowers form on the terminal, 60-90 cm of the current season's growth. Some bloom as early as midsummer and continue into the fall. In early spring, prune each stem, leaving the lowest 2-3 buds. The new growth can be tipped back when it reaches about 30 cm, to induce better branching and flowering.




2-3 m


1-2 m



Clematis Growing and Maintenance Tips

Clematis grow best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Protection from intense afternoon sun is beneficial. Large flowering bi-colours, reds and blues, may fade quickly if planted in direct sun. Roots need a cool environment to thrive; it is recommended planting a ground cover or shallow rooted perennial to shade the roots; mulching is suggested. Plant the crown 3-5 cm below the soil's surface. Clematis are slow to establish and initially need to be tied to a trellis or fence to begin climbing.

'Venosa Violacea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate




Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall



Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)

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