Clematis virginiana is an easy and generous native climber suitable for a larger space.
The dense tangle of summer foliage makes clematis a popular nesting location for house finches, chipping and song sparrows, indigo buntings and many other eastern birds. In late summer and fall, shimmering hairs of of silver and gold cover the top of the plant:
Virginiana is often found in moist conditions at the edge of the woods but will tolerate a wide range of conditions once established. It blooms at the end of summer in most locations and the seed heads persist well for fall interest or dried arrangements.
Try growing it through a small tree. (info source: beautifulwildlifegarden.com)
Genus - Clematis
Species - Virginiana
Common name - Virgins Bower
Germination rate - 92%
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 10'-20' / 3 - 6 m
Plant type - Climber / Vine
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Vine
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
1. Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours.
2. Cold stratify for 60 days.
3. Sow 2 mm deep and place the propagator in bright place at temperature +20°C.
Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, taken between nodes, July/August in a frame. Internodal cuttings of soft to semi-ripe wood, late spring in sandy soil in a frame. Layering of old stems in late winter or early spring. Layering of current seasons growth in early summer.
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