From California Natives Wiki
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'
- 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.