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Clematis montana

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This semi-evergreen to evergreen, woody, twining vine is easy to grow and prefers well-drained, humusy soil in full sun. Mulch the plant to help keep the roots cool and moist. Its star-shaped flowers cascade down the vine and come in blue, pinks, and purple. It blooms on previous season's growth, so prune after flowering. This plant's vanilla fragrance fills the air and makes it a great addition to a patio or walkway where the fragrance can be enjoyed. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Alexander'
  • 'Elizabeth'
  • 'Freda'
  • 'Gothenburg'
  • 'Lilacina'
  • 'Marjorie'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#hummingbirds#white#butterflies#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun#fragrant flowers#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#blue flowers#climbing#low maintenance#arbor#patio#fence#climbing vines#walkway#deer resistant#vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'Alexander'
  • 'Elizabeth'
  • 'Freda'
  • 'Gothenburg'
  • 'Lilacina'
  • 'Marjorie'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#hummingbirds#white#butterflies#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun#fragrant flowers#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#blue flowers#climbing#low maintenance#arbor#patio#fence#climbing vines#walkway#deer resistant#vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    montana
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees, hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the nectar in the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is less frequently damaged by deer than other clematis species.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Dimensions:
    Height: 16 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Small, dry fruits each with a silky-plumose tail
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3"-4" flowers appear late spring to early summer with 4-8 petal-like parts of various colors with many stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Compound leaves with ovate leaflets that vary in shape depending on the cultivar.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Anemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots