Virgin’s bower is a native species of clematis that produces masses of small white flowers in late summer.
This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.
- Family (English) Buttercup
- Family (botanic) Ranunculaceae
- Tree or plant type Vine
- Native locale Chicago area, Illinois, North America
- Size range Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Light exposure Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Hardiness zones Zone 4, Zone 5 (Northern Illinois), Zone 6 (City of Chicago), Zone 7, Zone 8
- Soil preference Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
- Tolerances Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Dry sites, Wet sites
- Season of interest early fall, late summer, mid fall, midsummer
- Flower color and fragrance Fragrant, White
- Shape or form Vining
- Growth rate Fast