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Clematis crispa

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This plant is poisonous and so although it has the fairy look, it might not be one to have around small children.

A wonderful, semi-woody, twining trellis vine with delicate flowers which will sure to enchant the imagination of many.  Blue jasmine is native to swamps and floodplains of the southeastern US and requires moist to wet soil and adequate fertilization. It can be frost tender, so mulching the roots heavily in the fall will help, keep those roots nice and warm. It will die back to the ground with hard frosts and so do not panic. This plant does not have to climb to flower and truly looks amazing climbing or on the ground.

Its almost fairy hat-like flowers come in an array of colors from beautiful blues to delicate pink to a vibrant purple and white to almost kisses of pink and blue. The almost fairy hat-like shape of this delicate flower draws one to the beauty of this plant. The seedheads appear like spiders crawling on the vine, but instead of a ghosty look, it is more intriguing, making it a centerpiece in any garden.

It needs consistently moist soils, so consider planting near water gardens, rain gardens, streams, or in native plant gardens. It can either climb a trellis, fence, wall, or arbor. It can even grow unsupported as a ground cover, which makes it a win for many gardens.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious problems.  Wilt can sometimes be fatal.

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Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#purple#fragrant#hummingbirds#white#butterflies#pink#showy flowers#deciduous#pollinators#fragrant flowers#houseplant#blue#specimen#wildlife plant#wall#interiorscape#show stopper#trellis#arbor#fence#wet sites#deer resistant#swamps#nectar#bell like#victorian garden.#spidery#center piece#creeper#fairy like#stunning#fairy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    crispa
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are attracted to this beautiful flower.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Attractive spider-like seed heads dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Description:
    1"-2" blooms on the current year's growth at the end of branches. Flowers appear May-July are pale blue-purple with white centers and shaped like bell or a fairies hat. Sepals are curved at the tips, flared and ridged.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    pinnate compound with broadly ovate to lanceolate pointy leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Fairy Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Wet Soil
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Anemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds