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Leather-Flower, Pale Leather Flower
Full sun to medium shade; medium to moderately dry moisture level; occurs naturally in rocky or sandy soils; ? pH.
4-7 feet height, blooms on and off from late spring to early fall; pale lavender to reddish purple flowers.
Growth Rate: ?
Native Region: Middle Tennessee
Small, well-behaved vine that works well on trellises. One of the finest native clematis. Uses tendrils to climb and would be well suited for a chain-link fence. In the wild, occurs in rocky, open woods, bluff ledges, and rocky ravines. Prefers locations with a shady northern or eastern exposure. Attracts bees and butterflies.