Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Leather Flower

Clematis versicolor
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

?

 

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)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds, Food/Pollinators
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.
Special Features
Special Usage
Containers, Edible
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.

Where Should I Start?

Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for a particular purpose.

What’s the Next Step?

Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!

Where Can I Find This Plant in Nature?

Learn about the Native Environment(s) inhabited by the plants in this database.

Support the Grow Native! Program