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Clematis 'Odoriba'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Odoriba
Additional cultivar information: (C. crispa C. viorna)
Hybridized by Ozawa-Japan; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
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)

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

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Pruning Groups:
Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Jan 15, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

'Odoriba' is not of the species C. texensis, but is sometimes mistaken as such. Although with it's long pink bells, I can see how one could make the mistake. Rather, it is a hybrid between two Native American species: viorna and crispa. It is an important note because it's parents like more moisture than It's Texas cousin and are more cold hardy. Like so many wonderful garden varieties of Native American plants, it was bred and selected abroad. Indeed, until very recently it was very difficult to find our native Clematis in the trade here. Several Japanese growers have taken a keen interest in our American bell Clematis. Thanks to them! Brushwood Nurseries states "Clematis Odoriba is a cross between two US native clematis; viorna and crispa. Each flower is just an inch across but a bright cherry pink! Blooms appear from July to October! Ozawa, Japan, 1990. Odoriba means "dancing place".
It is hardy to zone 4 and is an herbaceous perennial in pruning group 3. Really, you don't really "prune" it, you remove the dead vines from the previous year and it begins again in Spring. It is a lovely 2 tone pink.

Positive Shirley1md On Mar 5, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This lovely Clematis texensis has pink flowers with a white bar and blooms from July through September. Prune in early Spring. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer every April.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Spring Grove, Illinois
Ellicott City, Maryland

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