Clematis Spring Velvet

Spring Velvet clematis

This wonderful early flowering Clematis will spectacularly add colour to the garden or patio during the spring.

Clematis 'Spring Velvet' will freely produce masses of deep, dark, velvet-purple flowers with cream and purple centres during March, April and May.

Clematis 'Spring Velvet' was raised in 2012 and named by John Richards of John Richards Nurseries Ltd, England.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber can be planted in the garden, trained up a trellis, garden wall, fence, pergola, or planted in a container with bamboo canes or an obelisk for support and placed on the patio, making it suitable for the smaller garden also.

Spring Velvet characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H4 (to -10C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (8) 10F / -12C


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering month: March April May
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous