One of only a handful of native vines in the Klamath-Siskiyou, western clematis generally occurs in streamside thickets in riparian areas, along roadside ditches and fencelines, and in moist locations in woodland and coniferous forests at mid to low elevations. Often overlooked in the wild setting, western clematis makes a striking ornamental vine when grown in gardens. The prolific 1″ white flowers bloom in mid to late summer and are attractive to bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers then turn into showy, fluffy seed heads in the fall. This climbing, spreading vine can clamber 20′ or more up a tree, but will also be found as a sprawling groundcover where there are no trees or shrubs for it to grow on. Western clematis is deciduous in the winter.
Western clematis (Clematis ligusticifolia) seed packets contain approximately 100 seeds.
Seed Germination Instructions
30-60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.