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Clematis addisonii

Addison's Clematis

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Item #: 5903

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This rare US native shrubby clematis is only found in four counties in western Virginia, growing at the edge of dry woods. Clematis addisonii has proven to be an easy-to-grow, superb garden performer. Clematis addisonii dies to the ground each season and re-emerges in spring with large single leaves on each side of the central stem to 30" tall. While Clematis addisonii usually stands upright, well-grown specimens may twine gently into neighboring plants. For us, Clematis addisonii flowers heavily in spring, and then again in late summer and fall with lavender bell-shaped flowers with contrasting white centers. This is a superb performer that deserves to be more widely grown.