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Plant non-climbing clematis

These scrambling or clumping perennials add punch to any border

All dimesions are height x width

Olgae clematis (Clematis x diversifolia ‘Olgae’)
Zone 3; 1 m x 75 cm
Form and foliage: Slender-stemmed, tough, herbaceous plant; medium green foliage   
Bloom and seedheads: Blue-violet, lightly scented, bell-shaped blooms; early to late summer; ball-shaped seedheads

Durand’s clematis (C. x durandii)
Zone 4; 1 to 2.5 m x 1 m
Form and foliage: Erect habit; attractive, medium green foliage
Bloom and seedheads: Large, indigo, semi-nodding blooms; June to September; showy seedheads

Fremont’s leather flower a.k.a. rattleweed, as the leathery dried leaves rattle in the wind (C. fremontii)
Zone 4; 30 to 45 cm x 25 to 30 cm
Form and foliage: Short, erect, stout, native plant; long, broad, leathery-textured foliage
Bloom and seedheads: Charming light to dark purple, bell-shaped flowers with creamy white interiors; April to June; attractive seedheads with silky protrusions

Hyacinth-flower clematis (C. heracleifolia)
Zone 3; 60 cm to 1 m x 60 cm to 1.25 m
Form and foliage: Herbaceous; upright, stiff stems lean against supports; large, pale green leaves
Bloom and seedheads: Large clusters of pale blue-mauve, sweetly scented, small, hyacinth-shaped blooms; August through September; fluffy seedheads

Solitary clematis (C. integrifolia)
Zone 3; 60 cm to 1 m x 1 to 1.25 m
Form and foliage: Slender, woody, somewhat erect or scrambling; medium green foliage
Bloom and seedheads: Mauve-blue to deep blue, sweetly scented blooms (colour varies in seed-grown plants); June to September; silvery green seedheads

Pink solitary clematis (C. i. ‘Rosea’)
Zone 3; 60 cm to 1 m x 1 to 1.25 m
Form and foliage: Slender, woody, somewhat erect habit; medium green foliage
Bloom and seedheads: Pale pink to magenta-pink (colour varies in seed-grown plants), bell-shaped blooms; June to September; silky seedheads

Mandschurica clematis (C. mandschurica)
Zone 4; 2 m x 1 m
Form and foliage: Herbaceous; vigorous; can be trained on a support once it reaches 1 m, or will scramble on the ground; shiny, deep green foliage    Bloom and seedheads: Masses of white, heavily scented, star-shaped blooms; July through September; attractive silvery white seedheads in fall

Purple ground clematis (C. recta ‘Purpurea’)
Zone 3; 1.5 m x 1 m
Form and foliage: Herbaceous; prop up long stems for a more upright appearance; bronze-purple spring foliage turns medium green in summer    Bloom and seedheads: Pure white, fragrant blooms; June and July; silvery white seedhead

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