About Virgin's Bower

Vigorous native vine with festoons of small white flowers in summer. Suitable as a cut flower, with interesting seed heads. Good to ramble over slopes, it can spread aggressively by roots and self-seeding. Takes part shade. Can be pruned any time; treat as Group 3 for a bushier plant, or don't prune and allow it to ramble. Seed from Juneau and Vernon counties, Wis.

About Clematis

Showy flowers in a range of colors and shapes. Best in full sun (unless noted otherwise), with roots protected from the hottest midday rays. Climbs by twining leaves that must grab something less than a half-inch in diameter. All clematis are toxic to people and pets. Deer- and rabbit-resistant. Great scrambling through shrubs or other supports, or even as a ground cover. For a note on pruning groups, see https://www.friendsschoolplantsale.com/clematis.

Pot Size & Price
3.5-in. pot
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun
Plant Traits
Ground Cover
Minnesota Native

Other varieties of Clematis

Clematis Rouge Cardinal, pink-red single flowers with dull gold centers
Photo by F.D. Richards from the Wikimedia Commons

Rouge Cardinal

Clemaitis Stolwijk Gold, blue-lavender flowers against yellow-green leaves
Photo by Reed from NARGS

Stolwijk Gold