Clematis virginiana

Virginia Virgin's-bower

Rannunculaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Grow on support such as a fence or trellis. Blooms late summer to mid-fall.
Considerations:May become overly large if not trimmed.
Propagation:Establish from seed, cuttings, or division.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- 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:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Attracts hummingbirds  (https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/).

Insects:
  

Larval host for the mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).

Attracts  bees (https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/).

Native Habitats:Wooded sites, disturbed areas, thickets near roadsides. Typically wet.

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

General Comments:Has male and female plants. Only the females will have showy seed heads.