Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower

Clematis crispa, Viorna crispa

Ranunculaceae

Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower
Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower
Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower
Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower
Swamp Leather Flower Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curly Clematis, Marsh Flower
Often throughout summer, fragrant beautiful bell-shaped nearly white to blue flowers with gracefully recurving 'petals' (in Clematis it is the large colorful sepals that we often most enjoy) of light blue, blue, or purple. Grow it as a small perennial herbaceous vine that can be cut back to 1-2' in later winter after the buds have begun to swell. Leave at least two large healthy buds.

The unfortunately named Swamp Leather Flower sounds like something that smells bad and is covered in muck, I might prefer Blue Jasmine. True, it will tolerate moist to wet conditions and even periodic flooding in its native clay soils in alluvial regions along stream banks, swamps, and even ditches. It is known to do just good in average garden soils that are rich in organic matter. As the common name Blue Jasmine suggests it is nicely fragrant. Native to much of the south central and south eastern US as far west as Oklahoma and Texas and as far north as extreme southern Illinois.

Grows To: 5-9'H x 2-3'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Moist, wet, or average moisture as well as periodic flooding. Can tolerate clay soils but also seems to perform well in average garden soils rich in organic matter.

Salt Tolerance: Moderately Sensitive

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: US - Southeastern and Central

View this species in the USDA Plants database

This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: All parts of this plant are poisonous. May cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.

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