Western White Clematis, Pepper Vine, Western Virgin's Bower, Old-man's Beard, Yerba De Chiva, Western Clematis Clematis ligusticifolia
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Western White Clematis, Pepper Vine, Western Virgin's Bower, Old-man's Beard, Yerba De Chiva, Western Clematis
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In Stock: 0.19 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 60 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Clematis ligusticifolia is a climbing, spreading vine with showy flowers. It is also known as Old-man's Beard and Yerba de Chiva, and Virgin's bower, (though Old-man's Beard may also refer to C. vitalba, and Virgin's bower may also refer to C. lasiantha). It is native to North America where it is widespread across the western United States in streamside thickets, wooded hillsides, and coniferous forests up to 4,000 feet.
* It was called "pepper vine" by early travelers and pioneers of the American Old West. They used it as a pepper substitute to spice up food since real black pepper (Piper nigrum) was a costly and rarely obtainable spice. Like the rest of the Clematis genus, it contains essential oils and compounds which are extremely irritating to the skin and mucous membrames. Unlike Black Pepper or Capsicum, however, the compounds in clematis cause internal bleeding of the digestive tract if ingested internally in large amounts. more...
* A shampoo made from the roots can be used as a hair shampoo. more...
* White flowers in late summer, native to west coast of U.S.