Clematis ochroleuca

Regular price $24

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

Next crop ready:
October 2021

Curlyheads is a charming “bush Clematis” that forms attractive, non-vining mounds. It produces pale yellow flowers in the spring, followed by showy seedheads that ripen in the summer.

  • Compact habit
  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy to grow


  • 12 inches tall and wide
  • Perennial that dies down in the fall and emerges again in the spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, and 8

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering begins in April and lasts two to three weeks.

How to grow

Curlyheads are easy to grow in sun to part shade. Even though it’s native to soils with a high pH, it is very adaptable and will grow in almost any well-drained soil.

Care and maintenance

Cut plants down to ground level any time after a hard frost.

Where to plant

It is the perfect plant for the front of flower beds and rock gardens, where its flowers and attractive seedheads will be most visible.

When to plant

Anytime the ground isn’t frozen.


12 to 18 inches apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are at least three years old and of flowering size. Plants purchased and planted before March will flower in April.

Native habitat and range

Clematis ochroleuca is native to dry woodlands and woodland borders, generally in soils with a high pH. It’s primarily found growing in the piedmont region from central Maryland to eastern-central Georgia.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from seeds collected off plants in our stock beds. The provenance of our original plants is unknown.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $14 $16 $18
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $16 $18 $20
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $18 $20 $22
CO, NE, ND, and SD $20 $22 $24


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

When will my order be shipped?

The week your plants will be shipped is displayed in the shopping cart before you complete your order.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Almost all orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between one to four days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 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. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

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.