Clematis virginiana, Virgin’s Bower, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

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Clematis virginiana, Virgin’s Bower, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

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Description

Clematis virginiana, Virgin’s Bower, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

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It prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial to some deep shade. It is one of the few vines that will flower in shade. It can be pruned any time during the growing season to maintain shape and encourage bushiness. Pruning can be as low as 8 to 12 inches above ground if a couple of healthy leaf buds are on the remaining stalks. The best time to prune for the next year is late fall to early spring. Propagate by layering, seed, or stem cutting.

Woodbine has showy, fragrant blooms in the autumn. It attracts a variety of pollinators, including hummingbirds. This plant may be less frequently damaged by deer and rabbits. Requiring less maintenance, the male plant is not adorned with seeds (versus the female which does produce seeds) but is showy (in comparison to the female version).

 

Clematis virginiana L.
Devil’s Darning Needles, Virgin’s Bower, Old Man’s Beard
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Synonym(s): Clematis virginiana var. missouriensis
USDA Symbol: clvi5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A 15-20 ft., fine-texured vine, climbing by twisting leaf stalks. Profuse, axillary clusters of small, white flowers are followed by plume-like, feathery achenes. Trifoliate leaves are bright-green. A climbing vine with white flowers in many clusters arising from the leaf axils.

A beautiful and common Clematis, it trails over fences and other shrubs along moist roadsides and riverbanks. The female flowers, with their feathery tails or plumes, give a hoary appearance and are especially showy in late summer. Lacking tendrils, the vine supports itself by means of twisted stems, or petioles, that wrap around other plants.

Plant Characteristics
Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Climber
Leaf: Green
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Brown
Bloom Information
Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Distribution
USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: N.S. to Man., s. to GA, LA & OK
Native Habitat: Low, moist woods; thickets; stream banks
Growing Conditions
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Prefers moist, rich soils, but will also thrive in dry shade.
Conditions Comments: The leaves of this species are poisonous to humans. Fast-growing stems can grow 20 ft. in one year. They may be pruned at any time during the growing season. To encourage bushiness, prune stems in the spring to within a few feet of the ground. Climbs well on narrow supports such as twigs or wire fences.
Benefit
Use Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Bees
Use Medicinal: An extract of the stems was used as a wash to induce strange dreams by the Iroquois. It is a hallucinogen. (Native American Ethnobotany. Aboriginals used this plant as medicine for many puposes. The Cherokee used an infusion of this with milkweed for backache. They also used it as an ingredient in ceremonial green corn medicine. An infusion of the root is taken for stomach trouble and nerves. An infusion taken from the root was used to kidney trouble by the Cherokee and the Iroquois. The Iroquois also used and infusion of the roots to treat veneral disease sores. (Native American Ethnobotany)
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Severe pain in mouth if eaten; skin irritation if touched or inhaled. Symptoms include burning sensation of mouth and mouth ulcers. Skin redness and burning sensation is minor and lasts only a few minutes. Toxic Principle: Anemonin.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds

 

Clematis virginiana, Virgin’s Bower, Wholesale Native Perennial Plant Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants, Organically Grown

Check the native status of this species for your area via the USDA Plants Database here.                                                                                                                                                       

For Shipping, Planting and additional FAQ’s please see “About our organically grown native plug trays “.

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