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Clematis fremontii

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: fremontii (free-MON-tee-eye) (Info)

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Group:
Herbaceous

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Single
Bell

Bloom Diameter:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sladeofsky On Apr 20, 2010, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Takes a few years to establish. The leaves on mature plants are quite impressive, large and firm. The flowers are dainty but very thick. Overall, it is a charming plant.

Positive Rain1950 On Apr 30, 2007, Rain1950 from (Zone 8a) wrote:

I purchased this last summer then discovered it's midwest U.S. habitat is threatened. This year as it began to sprout, I planted in a prepared bed. This clematis does not climb; forms an 18" mound. As of 04-30-07; it is showing color in the first buds.

Regional...

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

Bensenville, Illinois
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Dittmer, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Sherwood, Oregon
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Port Orchard, Washington



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