Clematis (Clematis fremontii) in the Clematis Database

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Typical Plant Size: Typically under 3 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Very Small - 2 inches or smaller (<5 cm)
Bloom Shape: Bell shape
Moisture Requirements: Tolerates infrequent watering
Reported Dangers: Handling plant may cause skin irritation

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: At a nursery in OregonDate: 2010-05-28
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Date: 2014-02-23Credit peganum
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Date: 2007-08-08Credit jacki-dee
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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 30, 2011 2:05 PM

Does well growing in limestone soil and tolerates black walnut trees. Also does well in rock gardens, troughs, hillsides and meadows. Member of the Ranunculaceae family. Species is named after John C. Fremont, the 19th century American explorer who first discovered the plant. Over time will form dense foliage clumps.

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Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on Jun 5, 2015 8:01 PM

This delicate, small, bell-shaped, blue bush clematis blooms in the early spring and has a short bloom period. Even with the short bloom period, it is so pretty while it is blooming and the leaves are attractive enough even when not in bloom, so it is well worth growing. It is well suited for a rock garden.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Xeramtheum's 2013 Seed Catalog Up! by Xeramtheum Mar 8, 2013 12:53 PM 0
Untitled by Xeramtheum Feb 26, 2013 9:57 AM 1
Unknown Clematis by 4susiesjoy Oct 31, 2012 7:17 PM 25
August 2010 Lily Blooms by pardalinum Apr 18, 2011 11:19 PM 64
Vacation shots! by Calif_Sue Jun 25, 2010 10:46 PM 175

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