Clematis virginiana

Clematis virginiana


Virgins Bower Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: Vining to 15′
Bloom Color: White, fragrant
Bloom Season: July – August

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Virgin’s Bower is a climbing vine with nice, clean, green foliage and delicate white flowers that turn into small smokey-like plumes, when maturing to seed. Grows nicely on a trellis or arbor. It grows in moist roadsides and along riverbanks and is a very useful plant for shoreline restoration. Can be aggressive.

Native Range:  Native to the eastern half of the U.S. especially New England and Appalachia. Native to scattered regions throughout the Midwest and the South too.

Pollinators: This vine is very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Songbirds nest in the foliage. Host plant for the Clematis Clearwing Moth (Alcathoe caudate).

Flowers: Grow in clusters. White, with 4 petal-like sepals each. Dioecious. Plants generally produce either male or female flowers, not both.

Leaves: Compound with 3 lobes and pointed tips. Leaves usually grow in groups of 3.

Other Names: Devil’s Darning Needles, Old Man’s Beard

More information: USDA Plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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