Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Leather Flower

Clematis versicolor
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment:
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Purple, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Leather flower by Mervin Wallace
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
7
feet

Spread:

2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
7
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
7
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Full sun to partially shaded, well-drained locations.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Can be grown for years outside in a 12- to 15-inch pot with a 3- to 4-foot trellis.
Special Features
Special Usage
Containers
Basic Description

A small, clump-forming perennial vine with ornate foliage, bell-shaped flowers, and feathery seed structures. Dying back to ground level each year, this vine works well in small spaces. Note: there are similar species (Clematis terniflora, or sweet autumn clematis) that are invasive and can be very hard to tell apart.

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