Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Fremont’s Leather Flower

Clematis fremontii
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Purple, White
Fall Color: Red
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 7
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
18
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Mass in the perennial border or native plant garden.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to part shade in well-drained, rocky to sandy soil. Tolerates moderately dry soils.
Special Features
Special Usage
Dried Flower
Basic Description

A non-climbing clematis with a shrubby form. Erect stems have leathery green leaves that form dense clumps over time. Foliage is topped with bicolor, purple/lavender and white, bell-shaped flowers May-June. Each flower nods at the end of its own slender stalk. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads.

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