Clematis integrifolia (central Europe to central Asia)
Habit: Like a perennial, only woody at the base, 0.3-0.5 (1) m tall and wide; loosely upright.
Flowers: Individual, bell-shaped, nodding flowers, soft violet-blue; mid-May to June.
Fruits: Silvery, feathery syncarpy.
Leaves: Simple, not pinnate, petioles not climbing; dark green, ovoid, pale yellow in autumn.
Demands: Shady to slightly shady, sensitive to heat, prefers cool areas with high humidity, frost hardy.
Soil: Fresh to moist, slightly acidic to moderately alkaline, in nutritious, somewhat well drained substrates.
Our tip: Its stems are not sturdy as the plant usually grows between grasses and perennials in central European meadows. It is best planted between partners that are the same height and support it.
Hardiness: Zone 6b