Plant types and subtypes: Vines, Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: May, June, July, August
Bloom Color: red, purple, pink, lilac
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: climbing, colonizing, creeping, fall interest, naturalizing, stream margin plant
Pricing & Availability
Clematis viornaAlso known as:
Clematis beadlei, Clematis gattingeri, Coriflora beadlei, Coriflora gattingeri, Coriflora viorna, Viorna beadlei, Viorna flaccida, Viorna gattingeri, Viorna ridgwayi, Viorna viorna
Clematis viorna is a low-growing, deciduous, non-woody perennial vine. It has a creeping habit and will also climb up structures, natural or man-made, to a height of 10' by means of tendrils. The flowers are thick and leathery, resemble bells or upturned vases, and vary in color from pink or purple to red. These give way to very attractive, spidery seed heads that persist on the vine well into fall.
Vasevine is easy to grow, adaptable, and non-invasive. It is best grown in part-sun, in rich, moist well-drained soil. It will also tolerate full sun in a wetter location, or part-shade in a dryer one. It can be left to ramble and form a loose low-growing thicket, or trained up a fence or trellis. Flowering can extend for a couple of months, between between May and August. Zones 5-8
Propagate from seed, by semi-hardwood cuttings, or by layering.
Clematis viorna is commonly found on east facing slopes of the lower Appalachians, an area with the richest variety of native Clematis.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: IL, PA