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Clematis crispa/Swamp Leather Flower

Clematis crispa / Clematis crispa
Flowers few in number and small in size
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Flowers few in number and small in size

A closer view of a lavender flower

Attractive seed heads follow flowers

A white flowering variety

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Scientific Name: Clematis crispa
Common Name: Swamp Leather Flower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Blue, Lavender
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: A deciduous climber native to the Southeastern USA with flowers that are slightly fragrant and are followed by attractive seedheads. In late winter prune off the previous season's growth to insure strong, flowering vegetation. Flower color varies and amy be white, blue, lavender or pink.