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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Other: small but nice
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Summer

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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010Looking from the bottom up.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010Looking from top down.
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29flowers and foliage
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Location: Medina Co., TexasDate: June 2008Purple Leatherflower
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Location: Medina Co., TexasDate: July 2008Purple Leatherflower
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-09-16Clematis pitcheri from below 003
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-06-02Clematis (Clematis pitcheri) 005
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29vine on trellis in trial gardens
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-06-14
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-06-23Clematis pitcheri - Purple Leatherflower 021
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-06-23Clematis pitcheri - Purple Leatherflower 020
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 30, 2018 4:08 PM

This Pitcher's Bluebill or Purple Leather-Flower, gets about 12 feet long. The leaves get to be 3 inches by 2 inches in size. It is largely hairless. It is more woody than most clematis. It blooms about 1 to 2 months in mid-summer. It is a kind of leather-flower clematis with small urn-like flowers that have thick, succulent sepals, thus its name. It dies to the ground in late fall. It is found around woodlands, thickets, and fence rows from southwest Indiana to eastern Nebraska to Tennessee to Texas.

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Posted by Gourd on Aug 20, 2013 9:52 AM

This has been blooming here in zone 8a since May 2013. It currently has a few buds and makes lots of seeds. This plant took three years to bloom and the second plant purchased at the same time still has not bloomed, I can only suppose that it is working on the root system as you can see some foliage.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 18, 2020 Seeds sown
3 brown seeds in pot; still have blooms
piksihk On June 4, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On May 25, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On September 30, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
rooting cuttings
piksihk On July 6, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
seeds forming
piksihk On April 9, 2016 Transplanted
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piksihk On June 1, 2014 Obtained plant
jon On May 7, 2014 Obtained plant
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