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Clematis Violet Elizabeth

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The pretty, yet rather irregular shaped double blooms look rather like a ragged 'peasant' skirt. The many layers of tepals vary in depth of colour from the light mauve-pink of the outer layers through to the very pale mauve-pink of the inner layers. All have a delicate satin sheen. Each tepal tapers to a pointed tip with the margins recurving as the bloom matures. The stamens have white filaments and pale-yellow anthers. Single blooms are produced later in the season.

Violet Elizabeth is suitable for growing in a container or planting in the garden.


Height: 2.0 to 3.0m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Size: 12.0 to 18.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Walter Pennell of Lincoln in UK in 1962


Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

Group 2 Clematis bloom in late spring on last years growth and again in summer on the new growth.  This group require a little more care when pruning as if you cut back too heavily after the first flush you will reduce the number of flowers on show in summer.

Prune back lightly to a set of strong buds in winter and remove any dead stems and trim to tidy the plant. After the first flush of flowers in spring, remove the spent flowers to encourage new growth and a stronger second flush in summer. Feed with a good quality liquid fertiliser after pruning to encourage growth.