Netleaf Leather Flower
Clematis reticulata

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: reticulata (reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
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Group:

Herbaceous

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Shape:

Bell

Bloom Diameter:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 5, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a lovely native plant which is found in the sandhills of central Florida. The picture was taken at Wekiwa Springs State Park near Apopka, Florida in July of 07.
It is interesting to see how it climbs other plants by using the petioles of its leaves to entwine itself.