Clematis Ville De Lyon

Ville De Lyon clematis flower

Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' produces bright, beautiful purple-red flowers with a mid-pink bar/stripe and last from July through to October.

The centres fade through age or sun, but the edges maintain their colour, creating a very striking effect.

Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' was raised by Francisque Morel of Lyon, France.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber would make a lovely addition to the cottage garden and can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Ville De Lyon characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft


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


  • Country of origin: France
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Flowering month: July August September October
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous