I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Clematis - Etoile Violette
About Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette':Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette' is a stunning vigorous climber. It will quickly cover trellis and supports with dense foliage and its amazingly profuse display of blooms.
Its flowers are produced from summer right through to autumn. Beautiful, rich and velvety, its deep purple petals surround prominent golden star-like anthers.
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Great for your garden:'Etoile Violette' prefers a sheltered spot, planted in full sun or partial shade, although will tolerate more exposure to windy sites than most clematis, and is great for coastal situations.
It is a brilliant choice for covering large areas of trellis or pergola, and looks fantastic climbing through other plants particularly roses. It will also respond well to being trained through trees and shrubs, and looks glorious.
It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit due to its outstanding performance in the garden and its good resistance to disease.
'Etoile Violette' characteristics.
Look out for:'Etoile Violette' has great disease resistance, particularly to Clematis wilt.
Trivia:Despite Clematis being toxic plants that are not recommended to be ingested there is a surprising number of references to the plant being used historically in treatments and remedies.
Native American Indians used to use minute doses of the plant as a treatment for migraines and nervous disorders, as well as to treat skin infections and is also used in parts of Africa to treat eczema. It even makes an appearance in Bach's rescue remedy!
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