This shrubby plant combines features of two of my favorite plants: The non-vining clematis, 'Mrs. Robert Brydon', and heracleum, otherwise known as cow parsnip. The flowers and habit are similar to those of the clematis, the leaves echo those of the cow parsnip.
Meet Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple', which betters both of its namesakes: The leaves and stems don't cause the cow parsnip's contact dermatitis, and are dramatically darker green, too. Plus, the flowers are vivid violet, not the pale-blue-and-white (charming to some, bland and twee for others) of the clematis.