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Clematis viticella

Mid to deep-purple nodding flowers with pale green stamens. A charming species introduced from southern Europe before 1569. Hugh Morgan, Elizabeth I's pharmacist, had a specimen in his garden at that time grown as "Clematis peregrina Coerulea purpurea". In 1583, Rembert Dodoens, a professor in Leiden, writes that viticella is cultivated in Belgian gardens and grows wild... in Spain and Italy.

Approximate height: infodot4.0 - 5.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin:S Europe W Asia
Parentage: infodotSpecies
Other name(s):None known

Database entry: 559