Clematis crispa

Swamp Leather Flower

Rannunculaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Lavender
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Showy fruits, 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.
Availability:-
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Attracts  hummingbords.

Insects:
 

Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).

Attracts bees and butterflies. 

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 in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Poisonous to humans.