groundcover, vine

Clematis viticella | Italian Clematis

Italian Clematis is typically grown as a vine or less often as a rambling groundcover. It produces large, deep purple flowers with distinct, golden yellow stamens. Add mulch over the root area to keep roots cool and moist. Cut back plants in late winter to early spring for fresh growth in spring. Selection shown in photos is 'Etoile Violette'. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate, high

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 12 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: purple

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: hummingbirds