Clematis virginiana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Virginia Virgin's-bower


Plant Specifics

Size:to 15 ft tall by to 15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant (dies back to the ground). Blooms and fruits summer-fall.
Habitats:Wooded sites, disturbed areas, thickets near roadsides. Typically wet.


Recommended Uses:Grow on support such as a fence or trellis. Blooms late summer to mid-fall.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Attracts hummingbirds  (

Larval host for the mournful thyris (Thyris sepulchralis).

Attracts  bees (