Rock Clematis, Climbing Purple Virgin's Bower, Whorl-leaved Virgin's Bower, Wild Clematis Clematis columbiana - Atragene pseudoalpina

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Botanical Name:

Clematis columbiana







Common Name:

Rock Clematis, Climbing Purple Virgin's Bower, Whorl-leaved Virgin's Bower, Wild Clematis

Seeds Per Pound:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
6-10 feet
Collection Locale:
BC Canada
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In Stock: 0.03 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 12 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: germination may be delayed for up to 90 days.
In a Nutshell:
* A slender-stemmed, sometimes creeping, semi-woody perennial that may attain a length of 10-12 ft. The nodding, blue to reddish-purple flowers are solitary on short branches from the axils of three-parted leaves. Flowers are followed by a fragile, plumed seedhead.
* An excellent garden plant for areas east of the Cascades. more...
* Purple or blue solitary flowers, native to northwest U.S. and Canada.
* The seed floss makes an excellent tinder for starting fires, a spark from a flint will quickly ignite it. The seed floss can be used as an insulation in shoes etc. An infusion of the leaves alone, or the leaves and stems, has been used as a hair wash to prevent gray hair.
* A poultice of the pounded, dampened leaves has been applied to the feet to treat sweaty feet. A cold infusion of the plant can be used as a lotion on swollen knees and ankles. The plant has been used as a head wash and to treat scabs and eczema. more...
Physical Characteristics  Clematis columbiana is a deciduous Climber growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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