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Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) 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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Shape: Single Bell Nodding
Bloom Diameter: Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Other details: Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Flowers are good for cutting
On Jul 11, 2012, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:
This is the best clematis EVER, at least in our far northern Michigan climate. It's tough, hardy, undemanding, and - best of all - beautiful. It just keeps blooming. Once established, it's drought-tolerant. Everyone who sees it in my garden wants it. Highly recommended.
On Dec 12, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:
This selection was discovered in the USA by Betty Corning in 1932. It is thought to be a cross between C. crispa and C. viticella. It appears most like the viticella parent but has some fragrance of the crispa parent. Floriferous but a little shorter than most viticella hybrids.
On Jul 3, 2004, JenniferG from Shalimar, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
This lovely clematis is growing on a pergola in mostly mottled shade. It's flowers are delicate-looking 2-3" bells. Lot's of blooms! Blooms all summer. It likes E,S,W exposures. Prune C (cut all shoots hard to strong buds- 9-18" from ground)
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bonsall, California Lake Lorraine, Florida Chicago, Illinois Lasalle, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Brownsville-bawcomville, Louisiana Grand Marais, Michigan Lambertville, Michigan Helena, Montana Sparks, Nevada Belmont, New Hampshire New Milford, New Jersey Portland, Oregon Albion, Pennsylvania Doylestown, Pennsylvania Antioch, Tennessee Austin, Texas Frisco, Texas Charlottesville, Virginia Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin