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Clematis heracleifolia

Clematis heracleifolia
tube clematis
Clematis heracleifolia

Common name tube clematis
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle subshrub (Z5-9)
Flowers blue (late summer)
Size 3-4' tall, 2' wide
Light sun-part shade (see guest comment below)
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds occasionally in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below

This is a shrubby clematis, not a vine. Its tubular light-blue blooms make good cutflowers, and the seedheads are interesting too. Our original plants were grown from seed purchased from JL Hudson in the late 1990s. One of their offspring is still alive among a jumble of rather unruly plants on the back side of our waterfall hill. More recently, I've started seeds from the 'China Purple' cultivar - have yet to see how it differs from the straight species.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'China Purple' from '08 trade. Baggy 65F (81%G, 11-21d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 10-25d)

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