Late, Small-flowered Clematis
Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: viticella (vy-tee-CHELL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Etoile Violette
Hybridized by Morel
Registered or introduced: 1885
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Group:

Viticella

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Purple

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Flat

Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Blue Lake, California

Capistrano Beach, California

Laguna Beach, California

San Clemente, California

Chicago, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Oak Park, Illinois

Gardiner, Maine

Ellicott City, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland

Albert Lea, Minnesota

Sparks, Nevada

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Schoharie, New York

Waterford, New York

Portland, Oregon

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Willis, Texas

Pearisburg, Virginia

Lake Stevens, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 15, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Etoile Violette is a great clematis for zone 5. Nothing seems to keep it down. It grows quickly and fills in a trellis before you know it. I recommend this one to anyone who wants instant gratification!

Positive

On Mar 24, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful and vigorous once established.

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2005, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Positive

On Dec 12, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a very old cultivar raised by Morel of France in 1885. The violet-blue flowers are wonderful and the plants floriferous, but the blooms are not quite as large as the very similar cultivar, 'Blue Belle'. Give them a light background to allow the flowers to really stand out.