blue rock clematis (Clematis occidentalis)

single blue-purple flower with 5 drooping petals

blue rock clematis


Common name: blue rock clematis
Botanical name: Clematis occidentalis

Light: full to partial shade
Height: vine 1 – 12 feet long
Water: moist in spring, low in summer
Soil type: well-drained loam to organic soils

Perennial native vine with 1.5″ to 2″ wide pale blue or purple drooping flowers in spring; seed heads become feathery plumes; drapes over stumps and climbs trees; slow growing – but worth the wait!

  • 2 purple-blue 4-petaled flowers with yellowish white stamens
    flower close-up