Shade Grade: B
Offers 3 - 5 big beautiful blooms in late spring. Always look great but not super lush.
Clematis ‘Violet Charm’
I seem to have a lack of talent for growing clematis – or perhaps it’s my lack of attentiveness. This is one of the first ones I I planted, and while it always comes back every year, it never seems to flourish in the way they apparently do according to photos I see in books and online. Apparently, these prefer neutral to alkaline soil, which may be a contributing factor.
Pruning group 2: Can bloom on old and new wood. These should be pruned lightly in late winter or early spring when you see buds begin to swell. Cut just above fat buds.
04/2007: Planted in front garden against the wall