Clematis (Clematis crispa) in the Clematis Database

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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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Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, TexasDate: March 29, 2011Clematis crispa Bloom
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Location: Beaumont, Jefferson County, TexasDate: June 27,  2010Clematis crispa Bloom
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010Close up of flower.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010These  flowers are beautful.
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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 31, 2011 1:11 AM

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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It's official: The season has begun for me! by zuzu Mar 25, 2011 11:29 PM 11
Swamp Leatherflower by Horntoad Jul 8, 2010 7:35 AM 2

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