Clematis on the Web

About the site | Photographs | Using the site | Pruning | Other websites | Main site

Home page | Clematis people

Clematis A-Z | Clematis search | New & updated entries


Small, bell-shaped or urn-shaped, drooping flowers, outside lavender to violet-blue or red-purple tending to cream at the tips, inside pale green or yellow. Pale yellow anthers on white filaments. Introduced into the UK from from eastern U.S.A. in 1730.

Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Country of origin: USA
Parentage: Species
Other name(s): viorna var flaccida; viorna flaccida; northern leather-flower. Wrongly: texensis 'Viorna'

Further detail:

Tepals: 4; (1.5-) 2.5-4cm long, ovate-lanceolate, thick and fleshy, tip recurved, margin cream

Click here for the text of an IClS article about this clematis