Clematis viticella Purpurea Elegans Plena

Purpurea Elegans Plena clematis

Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' produces distinctive, absolutely stunning, dusky purple, double flowers from July to September.

Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Elegans Plena' was raised and introduced by Francisque Morel of Lyon, France, almost 300 years later than it was first discovered.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps or through large shrubs in the flower border.

Purpurea Elegans Plena characteristics


  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: France
  • Flowering month: July August September
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous