Clematis virginiana

Virginia virgin's-bower


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 15 ft    Width: to 15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits


Recommended Uses: Grow on support such as a fence or trellis. Blooms late summer to mid-fall.
Considerations: May become overly large if not trimmed.
Propagation: Establish from seed, cuttings, or division.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Adaptable


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Larval host for the mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis). Attracts pollinators and seed-eating birds.
Native Habitats: Wooded sites, disturbed areas, thickets near roadsides. Typically wet.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Has male and female plants. Only the females will have showy seed heads.