Joy Creek Nursery

150-042-1   Clematis tubulosa  

Clematis tubulosa
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NW China, N Korea. This is often listed as Clematis heracleifolia var. davidiana which is the name by which we first knew it. It has now been reclassified as its own species. In habit, Clematis tubulosa is shrubby with a woody base and long upright flowering stems. Its rugged leaves are in three parts with the terminal leaf being the largest. The leaflets are toothed along their margins. Many writers compare Clematis tubulosa's flowers to those of hyacinths. This is an apt comparison because, like hyacinths, the flowers are sweetly scented. Individual flowers are bell-shaped, stalkless and erect (not nodding). They form tight whorls of between 6 and 15 flowers. One major difference between this and C. heracleifolia is that this species is dioecious and the latter is not. We use this as a background plant in a mixed perennial border.

July, August, and September.  30 in. x 3 ft.

Lavender Blue flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Clematis tubulosa is an herbaceous plant and should be cut back hard at the end of winter.

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