Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

Clematis virginiana - Virgin's Bower

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of  Virgin's Bower visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.

Native Plant of the Year - LEAP (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity) - Native Plant of the Year 2017 - Landscaping for Biodiversity with Ohio Native Plants - Cleveland Metroparks Technical Report 2017
Clematis virginiana
Image by Jim Wohl
Wildlife Significance
Nectar Source - 

Oligolectic  Bees - 
Host Plant - 

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Clematis virginiana
butterfly yard art
Picture taken at Benjamin Franklin Garden, Old Brooklyn, Ohio
squirrel sitting near a Virgin Bower
Notice what is growing on the trellis! Image by Jim Wohl
Cultivation Information

Vine Native to Ohio - Ours is growing on a trellis that is 6 ft high, once it reached the top of the trellis it "heads" for the nearest tree

Height - 6 or more ft

Flower Color - White dainty flowers that look like snowflakes

Blooms - July - September

Sun - Full to part shade, our is growing on a woodland edge that receives

Soil - Moist to dry

Hardy Zone - 3 to 8
pH - 6.0 to 7.0

Family - Ranunculaceae

Virgin's Bower
Clematis virginiana - Virgin's Bower
Seed Provenance - Gift from the birds Ohio 2012 - Nodding Onion Garden 2016 to present