Hardiness: USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Bloom Shape: Bell
Bloom Diameter: Small - less than 2 inches (5 cm)
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
On Jan 2, 2010, texasflora_com from De Leon, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This beautiful, delicate flowering vine grows along fencerows close to the Sabanna River and the Leon River in Comanche County, TX. The last time I saw it was in 2007 when we had very heavy spring and summer rains. It has not appeared since then because of much drier conditions.
On Aug 26, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Clematis pitcheri is a delicate native Texas vine that grows naturally in the moist woods, forest margins and stream banks throughout the eastern half of the state. The flowers appear from June through August and are followed by fruits with silky tails. This is the most cold hardy of Texas's native clematis, although its herbaceous stems will die back each year. Height is 12-15' and blooms in the summer purple to dark red and prefers full shade in my garden.
Another variety of Clematis pitcheri, C. pitcheri var. dictyota (formerly classified as Clematis filifera, or C. pitcheri var. filifera) grows in the Trans-Pecos area of Texas at elevations of over 4000 feet.
On Jul 6, 2006, LindaTX8 from NE Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have it growing in a slightly shady area where it can climb a trellis and it also climbs into a live oak above the trellis. It responds to fairly regular watering but also can tolerate periods of time where it isn't watered for a while. Love the blooms!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Durango, Colorado Edinburg, Illinois Derby, Kansas St Paul, Minnesota Southold, New York Conway, South Carolina Lincolnville, South Carolina Austin, Texas (2 reports) Belton, Texas De Leon, Texas Garland, Texas Grand Prairie, Texas Grey Forest, Texas Houston, Texas Linden, Texas Nevada, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas Plano, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas Uvalde, Texas