Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Typical Plant Size: Typically 4 to 6 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Very Small - 2 inches or smaller (<5 cm)
Bloom Color (Tepals): Light to Lavender Blue hue
Bloom Shape: Nodding
Bell shape
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Good cut flower (strong stem, average vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Requires consistently moist soil

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 60-180 days at 33-40 deg. F
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Clematis
  • Curly Clematis
  • Swamp Leatherflower

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Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-05-02
The red leaves belong to found rose "Green Mount Red"
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2020-09-10
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-04-30
Location: Felida, WA
Date: 2021-08-13
From karma 'Happy Toes' Gardens
Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 29, 2011
Clematis crispa Bloom
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2017-08-23

Date: c. 1925
illustration from Walcott's 'North American Wild Flowers', 1925
Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Date: June 27,  2010
Clematis crispa Bloom
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
Close up of flower.
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
These  flowers are beautful.
Photo by Horntoad
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2017-07-13

Photo courtesy of Brushwood Nursery

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Location: Felida, WA
Date: 2021-08-14
From karma 'Happy Toes' Gardens
Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Date: June 27, 2010
Clematis crispa bloom side view.
Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
Date: June 27, 2010
Clematis crispa seed head.

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Comments:
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 31, 2011 1:11 AM concerning plant:
    Member of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup) Family. Non-patented. Native to the southeastern United States. Flowers later than most clematis and the flowers are slightly fragrant. This species is susceptible to wilt.
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