Clematis crispa

swamp leather flower


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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 6 ft
Flower Color: flower color      lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis or fence.
Considerations: To remain attractive and not become a mass of past growth, cut it back occasionally. Thin out old stems.
Propagation: Seed (may take several years to sprout), cuttings, division.
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


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Attracts various pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seed. Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis)
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, wet hammocks. This species can be seen near the boardwalks at Flint Creek and Sargeant Parks in Hillsborough County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: