One of the EASIEST Clematis you can grow, especially in mild winter climates where larger flowered hybrids fail to thrive. Extra vigorous and profuse blooming from early to late Summer, grow it on a support where these heavenly royal purple 3-4” blooms will almost cover the foliage. To 10’+ in a single season, it’s a perfect choice for new gardeners and gets bloomier every year! Just plant where roots are at least somewhat shaded. Friable, draining soil. Side-dress with compost after planting and in Spring thereafter. Cut back this Group 3 Clematis severely in early Spring to 2’ from the ground for best habit and flower. Disease resistant.