Clematis Time – Engendered or Endangered

Late spring is a great season for clematis at JLBG, but one that’s particularly of interest is the recently named (2006) Clematis carrizoensis, which hails from a very small region of East Texas. It’s not been around long enough to officially be listed as Federally Endangered, but that’s most likely where it’s headed. This new species is part of what’s know as the Clematis viorna complex. In the garden, it’s a short vine, but we chose to let it have its way with a century plant, which provides a lovely structure for the months of flowering.

Clematis carrizoensis
Clematis carrizoensis

4 thoughts on “Clematis Time – Engendered or Endangered”

  1. Barbara R Hall

    Beautiful…So dainty! Is this something that you might be able to propagate and add to your catalog in the future?

  2. Are the two, federally listed clematis (morefieldii and socialis), part of the Clematis viorna complex?

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