Clematis reticulata

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Netleaf Virgin's-bower


Plant Specifics

Size:climbs to 10 or more. ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red,purple
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits


Recommended Uses:Grow on a fence, trellis, or arbor. In informal settings, allow to twine around tree or shrub stems. Interesting bell-shaped flowers and whorled white sprays of fruit.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
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:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral



Birds and other small wildlife consume seed.


Larval host for mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).  

Attracts various pollinators, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Dry mesic upland mixed forest, sandhill.

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