perennial

Vase Flower

Clematis hirsutissima

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Vase Flower (Clematis hirsutissima) at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Vase Flower flowers

Vase Flower flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Hairy Clematis, Sugarbowl

Ornamental Features

Vase Flower features delicate nodding navy blue bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid spring. Its tomentose ferny compound leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Vase Flower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Vase Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Vase Flower will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

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