Clematis lasiantha

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Species Name: Clematis lasiantha
Common Name: Pipestems

A native clematis with showy white blooms. Recommended for pergola, fence or arbor. Leaves provide rich texture especially in small shady areas of your garden. Both beautiful and drought tolerant.

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: 10-15' long
Growth Habit: Climbing, twining
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Janurary - June
Flower Color: Cream
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Central West, Southwest
Natural Habitat: Hillsides, chaparral, open woodlands below 6600'

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Very attractive deciduous vine with trifoliate leaves and large creamy white floewrs that often measure 2 1/4 inches across. It presents a delightful appearance on hillsides, clambering over shrubs and small trees, its large white flowers glistening in the sunlight. Gallon cans, 40c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.