Clematis heracleifolia
Common Name: clematis 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Native Range: China, Korea
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Tolerate: Deer, Black Walnut


This non-climbing clematis is a bushy plant that forms leafy mounds. Grow this in full sun and cool, moist soil that never dries out. A spring mulch will keep the root zone cool.

Noteworthy Characteristics

The small, blue, fragrant, tubular flowers appear in late summer and grow in clusters at the tips of the stems. The fluffy seedheads follow the flowers and are an added attraction.


This plant sprawls and will need staking or other support. Leaf-eating insects may disfigure larger leaves.


Good in the middle of a sunny perennial border as a specimen plant.