Clematis glaucophylla - Leatherleaf Flower
- $ 12.00 $ 12.00
Clematis glaucophylla is a rare native vine with attractive leaves and hot pink flowers that can bloom through most of the summer.
- Pollinated by hummingbirds and bumblebees
- Easy to grow
- Well-behaved habit
- Twining vine
- Plants die back in the fall and arise again in early spring
- 8 to 12 feet tall
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9
How to grow
Planting in moist, rich soil will be rewarded with ample growth and lots of flowers. It prefers part shade but will grow in full sun with adequate moisture.
Care and maintenance
Flowers are formed on new growth so stems can be cut to the ground anytime in winter. To extend flowering through the summer, water during dry spells.
Pine voles can be a problem eating the crowns of Clematis. To protect plants, create a cylinder with hardware cloth (¼ inch or smaller mesh) and plant the Clematis inside it. Make sure the hardware cloth is buried at least 6 inches deep to protect it from burrowing voles.
Where to plant
On trellises, arbors, along porch railings, and even in large containers.