Curly Clematis, Swamp Leather Flower, Marsh Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curlflower, Curled Virgin's Bower, Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jessamine Clematis crispa
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Curly Clematis, Swamp Leather Flower, Marsh Clematis, Blue Jasmine, Curlflower, Curled Virgin's Bower, Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jessamine
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
germination may be delayed for up to 90 days.
In a Nutshell:
* Swamp leather flower (also known as curly clematis or blue jasmine) is a semi-woody twining vine that is native to floodplain forests, marshes and swamps from Virginia to southern Illinois south to Florida and Texas. In Missouri, it is found only in certain swampy areas in the far southeastern corner of the state (Steyermark). Vines typically grow to 6-10’ tall.
* Grow in fertile, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Roots should be kept cool, shaded and uniformly moist. Bloom on C. crispa occurs on the current year’s growth. Plants usually die to the ground in winter each year.
* This clematis needs consistently moist soils. Consider placing it near bodies of water or in native plant gardens. It can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch, lamppost or other stationary structure. It provides good architectural height and framework for small gardens. It can also be planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs, over old tree stumps or simply as a ground cover. more...
* The mildly fragrant, pinkish purple flowers grow on a naked stem and hang upside down. more...