White Leaf Leather Flower

Clematis glaucophylla

Regular price $20

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Next crop ready:
Spring 2021

Clematis glaucophylla is a rare native vine with attractive leaves and hot pink flowers that can bloom through most of the summer.

  • Pollinated by hummingbirds and bumblebees
  • Easy to grow
  • Well-behaved habit


  • Twining vine
  • Plants die back in the fall and arise again in early spring
  • 8 to 12 feet tall
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts in May and can continue through the summer if plants receive a steady supply of moisture.

How to grow

Planting in moist, rich soil will be rewarded with ample growth and lots of flowers. It prefers part shade but will grow in full sun with adequate moisture.

Care and maintenance

Flowers are formed on new growth so stems can be cut to the ground anytime in winter. To extend flowering through the summer, water during dry spells.

Pine voles can be a problem eating the crowns of Clematis. To protect plants, create a cylinder with hardware cloth (¼ inch or smaller mesh) and plant the Clematis inside it. Make sure the hardware cloth is buried at least 6 inches deep to protect it from burrowing voles.

Where to plant

On trellises, arbors, along porch railings, and even in large containers.

When to plant

Best in spring or fall, but can be planted in the summer if plants are kept well-watered until they get established.

When will my plant flower?

Flowering-sized plants that will flower their first year.


Around 6 feet apart.

Native habitat and range

Rare native, growing in woodland openings at scattered locations throughout the Southeastern United States.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from seeds here at the nursery. The original seeds came from Blount County, Tennessee.

States Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. or 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?

If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.