Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Leather Flower

Clematis versicolor
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
8
feet

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
8
feet
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
8
feet
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Full sun to partly 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.
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 like patios or mailboxes.Ecological Benefits: Flowers provide food for hummingbirds and bumblebees.

Special Features
Special Usage
Edible

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