Clematis virginiana

Growing Information

Plant Type: Vine
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Average, moist
Bloom Time: White in July, August, September
Size: 3-8 feet in height; 3-5 foot spread

The most common clematis in New England, Virgin’s Bower, is a fast-growing climbing vine. It can also naturalize as a ground cover. Clusters of feathery flowers spread along the length of the vine and can be all male, all female, or all perfect (both male and female reproductive parts).

Garden Companions

Best to give it something to climb like a trellis or fence.

Nature Benefits

• Attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds.
• Foliage used for nesting birds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in forest edges, shores of rivers or lakes, thickets, swamps.

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