From the central white bars of this pretty Clematis, purple radiate out to ward the margins in veins, increasing in depth of colour as it goes so the broad margins are a very deep purple. The five or six broad, slightly overlapping tepals taper to blunt tips. The stamens have cream filaments and black anthers.
Venosa Violacea is best suited to planting in the garden.
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993