Fremont's Leather Flower plants & seed
(KLEM-uh-tiss free-MON-tee-eye) or (klem-AT-iss)
this Clematis is Not a Vine
Easyliving Native Perennial wildflowers
Native Wild flower Seed for Home Landscaping and Prairie Restoration
|Sun||April - May||lavender to white||10 to 18||dry to average||12
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Clematis fremnotii Fremont's Leather Flower is NOT a vine,
it is a small shrub like flower found growing on dry glades
It is hardy over a large portion of the US when planted.
Fremont's Leather flower
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Clematis fremontii, Fremont's Leather flower is a small, compact, attractive shrub-like clematis that does not vine and grows in average to dry soil in full sun. Freemont's Leather flower plants grow bush like on open glades with stalks up to two feet tall and bell shaped lavender to white flowers. A small compact plant excellent for the rock garden.
Native Clematis fremontii plants occur naturally in dolomite glades in Kansas Missouri and Nebraska and can be grown over a much larger area.
Clematis fremontii can be grown in medium moisture, well-drained, rocky to sandy loams in full sun to part shade and tolerates moderately dry soils. Clematis remontii is a non-climbing, Missouri native clematis which occurs on limestone glades in the eastern Ozark region and is native to limestone glades and prairies in Missoure, Kansas and Nebraska. This is the only shrubby-type clematis that is native to Missouri. Fremont's Leather Flower is an erect-stemmed plant which typically grows to 12-18" tall and features alternate, simple, sessile, broad-ovate, leathery green leaves (to 5" long) with parallel veins. Clematis fremontii forms dense foliage clumps over time. Foliage is topped with solitary, narrow, purple to white, showy bell-shaped flowers often with recurved sepals, each flower nodding at the end of its own slender stalk. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads. Clematis fremontii blooms in May-June. This species is named after John C. Fremont, the 19th century American explorer who first discovered the plant, and is commonly called Fremont's leather flower. Fremont's Leather Flower is best massed or in large groups and is an attractive addition in rock gardens, border fronts, native plant gardens, prairies or meadows.
The map below
shows areas where native Clematis fremontii Fremont's Leather Flower plants grow wild but it can be planted and
will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.
USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 8.
Fremont's Leather flower
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|$20.01 - $50.00 =||$4.00 shipping|
|$50.01-$100.00 =||$5.00 shipping|
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Willow Springs, Mo. 65793
Fremont's Leather Flower seed plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.