- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July and September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A late, large-flowered clematis that produces rich, velvety-purple flowers freely in midsummer. The flowers are often 10cm across and usually a second flush will appear in September. An easy-to-grow climber that's great for a sunny wall and looks especially lovely when planted with a deep pink climbing rose, such as Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin'.
- Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.