Slender native clematis with small nodding bell-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.
This climber is also recommended by Mt. Cuba center (look for more details and pictures).
6-10' tall, flower color varies from pinkish, pink-creme to pink-red (May-June, sometimes with few flowers in July-August). Hairy seed cluster persist ornamental till early winter time.
Full sun, half sun to light shade, average soil to richer loamy soils with medium (average) moisture to medium-wet. Prefers some little shade during the day, but is adaptable to full sun and many soils too.
Plants are a bit slowly to establish, but are long-lived later on.
Attracts hummingbirds native bees and bumble bees, provides nesting space for small birds.
Slightly poisonous to mammals, so deer and rabbit avoid it.
Hardy in zones 5 to 8, native to eastern USA and Midwest, where can be found in thickets, streambanks, rich woods. See the USDA distribution map.
For trelaces, patios, fense poles or for growing on looser shrubs. Plant closer to the path or house to observe it's delicate beauty.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot
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