Field Clematis, Bushy Clematis
Clematis gentianoides

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: gentianoides (jen-shee-uh-NOY-deez) (Info)
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Group:

Evergreen (incl. Rockery)

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 1 - Spring bloomers; no pruning

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 1, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This delightful little Clematis is another native Australian species. It is found only on the island state of Tasmania and is very unusual among Clematis, in that it is not a climber, but just a low upright perennial plant. There is a New Zealand species which has similar habits to this one. It grows mainly among rocks and on stony soils. When I lived in Tasmania, I collected seed of this plant and had three plants established in my garden, but we moved to Victoria before they flowered.