Deep purple flowers
with gold eye carried in great profusion from June to August. If
the top third is removed straight after flowering a second flush
will occur with flowers well into autumn. It's difficult to sing
the praises of Clematis 'Etoile Violette' too highly. Plant in
any aspect and hard prune in early spring, it will reach 3M.
Although its parentage is not known it has long been regarded as
a viticella cultivar and forms part of the national
collection. Raised by Morel in 1885 it has an A.G.M.