Clematis, Texensis-Viorna Clematis, Late Small-flowered Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Gravetye Beauty
Hybridized by Morel-Robinson
Registered or introduced: 1914
Synonym:Clematis texensis
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

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

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

Bloom Color:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:



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:

Unknown - Tell us


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning Groups:

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

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Lubbock, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 18, 2017, Tarragon13 from Beverly, MA wrote:

In spring 2006 I planted a Clematis Gravetye Beauty vine in part sun hoping to have many deep red tulip-like flowers in the future.
Each year the foliage as been dense and green but the flowers have been few and far between. In 2016 the vine produced a total of 4 blossoms. This season (2017) the vine had a total of 7 flowers and an over abundance of foliage. I realized that this clematis was never going to look like the photos in magazines and catalogs so I dug it up and tossed it in the landfill dump-site.
I would not recommend this vine to other gardeners.
(My garden location is north of Boston, zone 6-A)


On Jun 30, 2017, Adrienneny from Staten Island, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Gravetye Beauty's flowers have a striking color with ornamental pods. It's growing nicely in the shade of a butterfly bush. It bloomed strongest in late spring followed by sporadic blooms. It's slightly sensitive to over watering but recovers quickly once corrected.