Ground Virginsbower, Ground Clematis, Erect Clematis Clematis recta

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Botanical Name:

Clematis recta

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Genus:

Clematis

Species:

recta

Common Name:

Ground Virginsbower, Ground Clematis, Erect Clematis

Height:
3-4 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Clematis recta

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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:
* Clematis recta , the Erect Clematis or Ground virginsbower , is a species of Clematis unusual in that it is a free-standing shrub rather than a climbing plant . Growing usually on the margins of woodland areas, it is native to Eastern, Southern and Central Europe . more...
* The flowers and leaves are diaphoretic, diuretic and rubefacient. They are taken both internally and externally in the treatment of syphilitic, cancerous and other foul ulcers. Caution is advised since this is a poisonous plant. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and skin eruptions. more...