Clematis crispa

swamp leather flower

Rannunculaceae

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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

Landscaping

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:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
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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

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B