Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) 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)
Bloom Color: Purple
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Bloom Shape: Single Flat
Bloom Diameter: Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On Nov 26, 2011, bariolio from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have this gorgeous bloomer planted beneath my eave facing north, so does not get direct sun. It survived our extremely hot summer here in Houston. Now I'll see how it does over the winter. With a nice Spring pruning, I hope to get even more blooms in 2012! Absolutely incredible deep purple color.
On Jul 28, 2009, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:
This has done well in my zone for several years. I have it growing up a pole covered in chicken wire and it blooms profusely and the flowers are long lasting. I cut it back almost to the ground in early April. I love the beautiful deep purple color.
On Jan 26, 2009, toofewanimals from Trenton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
Just a wonderful easy care plant and bloomer. I have this plant in full sun. It bloomed its first year, the second year it had an incredible bloom and has continued every year since then. We are in zone 5/6.
On Jun 5, 2006, jwlaytham from Arlington, VA wrote:
I planted this 2 years ago in the middle of bushes (hydrandeas & mock orange) and in the shade of an oak, so it gets a lot of shade. So far, so good. It started blooming here in Northern Virginia at the end of May. The flowers are a rich shade of deep purple.
On Nov 15, 2005, Sarahskeeper from Brockton, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I love this Clematis. I was given one many years ago and have started many cuttings from it.
Mid-summer blooms cover the plant for almost a month.
The deep purple flowers look great near orange/yellow Day Lilies.
On Dec 12, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:
This selection was raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland and introduced in 1989 by Raymond Evison. Very dense and floriferous with intense purple-blue flowers. Excellent foliage and retains lower leaves (many viticella have a tendency to loose the lower leaves later in the season).
On Aug 16, 2004, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:
I was given a small plant last year, and it not only survived the winter, but it has begun blooming. It seems to be a viable perennial here in my zone 3 climate.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Anchorage, Alaska Bear Creek, Alaska Capistrano Beach, California Fairfield, California Moreno Valley, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Longmont, Colorado Todd Creek, Colorado Gainesville, Florida Mount Zion, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Plainfield, Illinois Rockford, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Anderson, Indiana Salvisa, Kentucky Taylorsville, Kentucky , Manitoba Ellicott City, Maryland Pikesville, Maryland Stephenson, Michigan Trenton, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Salem, New Hampshire Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Denville, New Jersey Alexander, New York Carmel Hamlet, New York Elmira Heights, New York Fredonia, New York Mansfield, Ohio New Tulsa, Oklahoma Fairview, Oregon Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon Portland, Oregon Austin, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Roanoke, Virginia Kalama, Washington Mountlake Terrace, Washington South Hill, Washington Vancouver, Washington Washougal, Washington