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Clematis viticella is often confused with:
Cobaea scandens leaves and flower
Native alternative(s) for Clematis viticella:
Clematis crispa Clematis crispa
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Clematis texensis Clematis texensis
Buddleja Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' PP #19991 Buddleja  'Blue Chip Jr.’
Clematis hybrida Clematis 'marcelina' late large flowered

Clematis viticella

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KLEM-ah-tiss vy-tee-CHELL-uh
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This deciduous or evergreen vine comes in many colors, has many stamens, and many small, dry fruits (each with a silky-plumose tail); however, this plant is frequently damaged by deer. This plant is a great climber and can be trained to be a backdrop and even grow on an arbor. This vine has twisting petiole and looks wonderful planted along a fence, in a woodland area, in a victorian style garden. This plant can be used as a houseplant or used in the landscape as a cultivated herbaceous or woody vine.

This plant blooms on new wood- severely prune in early spring.  Plant in the full sun but provide shade for the roots.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Abundance'
  • 'Alba Luxurians'
  • 'Ascotiensis'
  • 'Emilia Plater'
Tags:
#purple#pink#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#summer#blue#fall flowers#container plant#purple flowers#partial sun#fall interest#arbor#rapid growth rate#grows fast#fences#trellises#summer flowers#large flowers#vine#arbors#climber#vibrant#victorian garden#woodland#exotic looking#twining vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Abundance'
  • 'Alba Luxurians'
  • 'Ascotiensis'
  • 'Emilia Plater'
Tags:
#purple#pink#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#poisonous#full sun#houseplant#summer#blue#fall flowers#container plant#purple flowers#partial sun#fall interest#arbor#rapid growth rate#grows fast#fences#trellises#summer flowers#large flowers#vine#arbors#climber#vibrant#victorian garden#woodland#exotic looking#twining vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clematis
    Species:
    viticella
    Family:
    Ranunculaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    resistant to wilting
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    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)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Small, dry fruits (each with a silky-plumose tail). It has whorled seed heads.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Many colors and showy stamens, flowers in mid to late summer with 4-8 petal-like parts 3" across on new wood, so severely prune in early spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate and pinnately divided.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Children
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    All species are toxic-- and all parts are toxic. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Poisonous through dermatitis, ingestion, and inhalation. Symptoms include a burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers; skin redness and burning sensation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Anemonin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems