Clematis virginiana Virgin's Bower



Clematis virginiana, also known as Virgin's Bower or Woodbine, is a perennial twining vine with 3-5 part leaves and clouds of fragrant white blooms in late summer/early fall. Clematis virginiana is vigorous, deciduous, and has a rampant growth habit that needs strong support for best appearance.

Native from the Central Plains eastward over much of N. America, Clematis virginiana is happy in sun or part shade and moist to wet soil. It is drought tolerant once established.


  • Common Names: Virgin's Bower, Devil's Hair, Love Vine
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well drained, alkaline soil
  • Height at Maturity: 10-20"
  • Width at Maturity: 36-48"
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer/ Early Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

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