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Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Typical Plant Size: Typically 8 to 10 feet
Bloom Diameter: Small - 2 to 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Other: Pale purple to violet
Bloom Shape: Single
Urn shape
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Flowers are fragrant
Very attractive seedheads
Recommendations: Other: Native in northern and central Florida.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 feet to 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pale purple to violet
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Resistances: Humidity tolerant


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 16, 2013 12:33 PM

Netleaf Leatherflower is a native perennial wildflower found along forest margins, woodlands and pinelands in northern and central Florida. It grows 10 to 12 feet in length, with the thin branches sprawling along the ground or climbing over vegetation. During the spring and summer months it bears showy and fragrant 1 to 1 1/2 inch urn-shaped flowers that are pale purple to violet in color. Leaves of Clematis reticulata are up to 3 inches in length, elliptical to oval in shape, and leathery, with raised veins. The common name of Netleaf Leatherflower comes from its leathery leaves with their net-like raised veins. The species name reticulata means "network" in Latin, referring to the prominent pattern of the veins.

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