PlantsClematis→Clematis (Clematis viorna)

Botanical names:
Clematis viorna Accepted
Clematis viorna var. flaccida Synonym

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Country of Origin: USA
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
Plant Group: Viorna
Typical Plant Size: Typically 6 to 8 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Very Small - 2 inches or smaller (<5 cm)
Bloom Color (Tepals): Red/Magenta/Burgundy hue
Other: Can also be lavender to violet blue
Center Color (Anthers): Yellow anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Urn shape
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Tolerates full sun
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Very attractive seedheads

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall

View of flower structure

Photo gallery:

Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Mar 27, 2012 6:14 AM

Outside of tepals are lavender to violet-blue or red-purple turning cream color at the tips; inside pale green or yellow. Tepals are thick and ribbed. Dark colored stems.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 13, 2019 12:50 PM

This member of the Buttercup Family is called Leather-Flower. It is a climbing vine on bushes in woods and thickets from Illinois to Pennsylvania and southward. It gets its name from the "leathery" petals that are really sepals that are dull reddish and bell-like.

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