Etoile Violette is from the Wall of Flowers clematis series. Really, this is an aptly named series. Train Etoile Violette along a chain-link fence, and the abundant blooms covering the vine will create a wall of vibrant color. It's one of the most free-flowering clematis, so you'll enjoy the view all summer long. To highlight these dark blooms, plant against a light background. While a great choice for covering walls and trellises, there's another cool application for clematis. Plant it at the back of your perennial bed, and let it crawl through. This vine, with its lush form, makes an unusual yet exceptional ground cover. Clematis 'Etoile Violette'