Deep purple, 3 inch blooms with an 'eye' of creamy stamens. They are borne in such profusion that they all but obscure the foliage, which explains why many Clematis aficionados rate this variety among the most free-flowering of all the hybrids. Peak bloom falls in July here, with rebloom continuing into September on vines that grow 8-12 feet. It's a knockout.
For beautiful colors, extravagance of blooms, and graceful habit, nothing compares with Clematis, the queen of the flowering vines. Whether used on posts or fences, clambering through shrubs and trees, or following wire frames in borders, they will enrich the landscape. Give them good soil, reasonable moisture, and shade at their roots.