@Alfie_ - yes, it's a group 3 so can be cut back hard in late winter/early spring. Then you need to give it a good feed of slow release fertiliser for clematis, roses or tomatoes to encourage good growth and flowering. As you see the new shoots coming thru, keep an eye on them and train them horizontally or diagonally or they'll all end up in a vertical tangle.Here's more info - https://clematisontheweb.org/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=237 I have a Jackmanii superba which behaves the same but is deeper purple. Flowers for months all summer long.
The same in full flower - just about to turn.
Very low - about 9"/23cms. If you're nervous doing that, wait till the stems start producing buds in mid spring and then cut back to 2 buds on each stem - the second is insurance against frosts - then leave the top growth a week to wilt and then it's easier to pull out without damaging its supporting plant or structure.
..difficult not to get roses in the picture as most of mine are matched, but I can't be doing without 'Niobe', I just think the colour goes so well with pink roses.. and it's never wilted for me....in the landscape with foxgloves..
@Alfie_ - yes, you can do renovation pruning of honeysuckles in spring, taking it back to about 2'/60cms. Make sure you have a good support structure in place so you can train the new shoots as horizontally or diagonally as possible. If you haven't already got a trellis consider using the rusty mesh that builders use to reinforce concrete and attach it to battens on a wall or posts in front of a wall or fence so there is air flow. Tensioned wires acorss vine eyes at 30cms inervals up teh wall are another option.This link will help with info on care - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/honeysuckle/climbing/growing-guide