Swamp Leather Flower

Clematis crispa

Regular price $14.00

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Swamp Leather Flower is a native clematis vine that’s well-mannered and easy to grow, making it a very desirable and low-maintenance garden plant.

  • Fragrant flowers
  • Long flowering period
  • Can grow in wet soil

Details

  • Twining vine with flower color ranging from dark purple to pale lavender
  • Plants grow 5 to 8 ft. tall
  • Leaves emerge early and are frost resistant
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, heaviest flowering occurs in May with flushes of flowers occurring throughout the summer and into fall.

How to grow

Grow Swamp Leather Flower in sun to part shade. Like most clematis, the root zone benefits from some shade. Prefers an evenly moist soil, but is very adaptable and can tolerate flooding and periodic drought.

Care and maintenance

Flowers form on new growth and the old stems can be cut to the ground anytime through winter. Water during extended droughts in drier sites.

Where to plant

Small arbors, trellises, and step railings where its fragrant flowers can be appreciated. For larger arbors and fences, consider planting a more vigorous vine like crossvine or coral honeysuckle.

When to plant

Can be planted anytime the ground is not frozen in Southern gardens. Keep plants well-watered if planting in the summer. For Northern gardeners, spring through early summer would be the best time to get plants established before winter.

Spacing

Can be planted 3 to 4 feet apart.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted before early summer will bloom their first year.

Native habitat and range

Along stream banks and in swamps from Virginia and Illinois south into Florida and Texas.

Source and origin

Plants were grown from seed collected on a stream bank in Pender County, North Carolina.

 State Cost per order
GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA $10.00
AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV $12.00
AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI $14.00
CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $15.00

 

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.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

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

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. When you select the "ship now" option, your order will be shipped within 7 days.

Can I get my plants shipped at a later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

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.

Returns

Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

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.