SOLITARY CLEMATIS ,CLEMATIS Integrifolia - Flowers Seeds, PERENNIAL
This non-climbing clematis is best grown in large groups or massed. Border fronts, rock gardens, cottage gardens or meadows.
The Bush Clematis are close cousins to the climbing varieties, Clematis integrifolia, commonly known as solitary clematis, is a non-climbing, woody-based, herbaceous perennial that typically grows in a dense, upright to sprawling, shrubby mound of undivided leaves to 12-24” tall. Medium green leaves (to 5 1/2” long) are entire, ovate-lanceolate, conspicuously-veined and sessile, and will form a dense foliage clump. Solitary, nodding, urn-shaped, blue flowers, each with four twisted sepals and creamy anthers, appear in a long summer bloom. Each flower appears singly atop its own slender stalk (pedicil to 8” long) from May to July with continued lesser bloom into September. Each flower is followed by a plumose, ornamentally-attractive, silvery-green seed head. Native to shrubby areas, meadows and stream banks from central Europe to Russia and China.
Clematis are one of the most popular garden climbing plants, excellent for covering walls, arches, pergolas, fences or unsightly tree stumps, they also come in a huge range of colours and shapes.
How to Grow Clematis
Clematis prefer their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade, so use other plants to provide the necessary shade or cover the ground with stones or flat pebbles.
Sow onto good quality compost, covering the seeds to approximatley their own depth with fine grit or compost. Germination can be slow, 2 to3 months is not unusual. Grow on in individual 3 inch pots before planting out with climbing support.
- Plant Description
- Article Type: (pure seed)
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Family: Ranunculaceae
- Origin: Mongolia
- Flower ColoOr: blue
- Natural Flowering Period: May - September