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Clematis viorna

Native Plants

Leather Flower

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Summary

This summer blooming herbaceous perennial vine bears many pale pink, blushed with yellow, urn-shaped flowers borne above attractive gray-green foliage. Filtered shade and moist to well-drained, neutral soils afford the best conditions for leather flower to thrive. Though slow growing as a young plant, once established this vine can be coaxed to weave through woody plants such as Rhododendron arborescens, Stewartia malacodendron, Fothergilla gardenii, Cornus florida, and Hamamelis virginiana. Additionally, the striking fuzzy seed heads of leather flower persist until early fall, extending the season of interest for leather flower.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    vine 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    pink 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    blue-green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Common Names
    vasevine 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan, white