Clematis lasiantha
“Pipestem Clematis” 

Clematis lasiantha Pipestem Clematis Clematis lasiantha Pipestem Clematis

A knock out CA native vine! Fragrant, 2”, ivory star-burst, butterfly and bee attracting blooms flower in abundance from March thru June. Drought tolerant once established, it produces flamboyant truffula tree like seed plumes after the bloom fest is over. Found on hillsides, chaparral and open woodlands from the Bay Area south to Baja, extending east to the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Great under oaks. It tolerates sand, clay and even seasonal flooding. To 8-20’ tall, it would be splendiferous covering an archway or arbor. In hot climates give some afternoon shade and mulch to keep the roots cool. Deciduous. Cut back this Group 3 Clematis severely in early Spring to 2’ from the ground for best habit and flower.

 

Sun/Pt. Shade
Avg/Low Water

CA Native
Perennial Vine
USDA Zones 5-10