Clematis recta purpurea

Clematis recta purpurea


Easily grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Roots should be kept cool, shaded and uniformly moist.



Hardy to:

-25 Deg C


Depending upon the local climate, flowers may appear as early as September and in colder districts December/January. Recommeded that this plant be given a hard prune in autumn. If you prune the stems before flowering then you get new dark purple stems. The flowers have 4 tepals (sometimes 5-6) and the size of the flower is 2-3 cm in diameter. Flowering time is from late spring to early summer. If you opt to divide the plant in late winter/early spring, plants take a season to recover.


Regular feeding during the growing season and summer months with a long term blood and bone and sulphate of potash mix (10:1) + foliar feeding using for example Powerfeed or a mix of Powerfeed and seaweed solution (3:1).


Clematis recta purpurea has a sprawling, bushy habit with foliage of an unusual smoky-purple shade, fading to green by mid summer. Plants produce a good display of fragrant little white star-shaped flowers in early summer. Will require staking, or plants can be allowed to sprawl through an adjacent shrub.


Still researching it origin.


Available from our nursery in September.


Posted on

January 23, 2018