Solitary clematis

Clematis integrifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Solitary clematis (Clematis integrifolia)
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Genus:  Clematis

Clematis integrifolia is a herbaceous, woody-based, upright, non-climbing perennial with a dense and somewhat sprawling habit. It bears solitary, nodding, bell-shaped flowers with slightly twisted violet to blue sepals and creamy white anthers from May to July. Sporadic blooming sometimes occurs throughout the summer. Blossoms mature to attractive, feathery, silver-green, or silvery brown seed heads.

Care: 

Stems tend to be weaker and sprawl more when grown in part shade. May need support. Keep roots moist and cool. Best when grown in large groups. Grow in fertile, medium wet, well-drained loams with abundant organic matter.

Propagation: 

Divide or take basal cuttings in spring.

Problems: 

Wilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, aphids can occur.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Clematis integrifolia