This uncommon clematis is a non-climbing clump former that is grown primarily for its beautiful leaves and stems which are dark purple when young. The flowers are white, vanilla-scented and quite small but appear in nice clusters by the hundreds. This is a good clematis to grow in the perennial border up through other perennials or shrubs. Cut back after blooming for a new flush of dark purple foliage.
Europe and Western Russia
Open woodland, bushy places and dry hillslopes.