Clematis scottii

Sugarbowl Clematis

A stunning wildflower from Colorado's Front Range, Sugarbowl Clematis blooms with showy deep blue nodding bell shaped flowers. Slow to establish, it lives for years when happily situated. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Height12" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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12" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). A stunning wildflower from the southern foothills of Colorado's Front Range, this non-vining bush clematis will add a touch of the unusual to your garden! Clematis scottii is a long-lived perennial with showy 1" deep blue, bell-shaped flowers that are followed by fuzzy, white, ornamental seed heads. Grown in enriched, well-drained soils, it can take full sun when regularly irrigated or can tolerate drier soil in partial shade. Like a peony, Sugarbowl Clematis takes a few growing seasons to establish itself, but will put on an amazing floral display once mature. Very long lived when happy.
More Information
Common Name
Sugarbowl Clematis
Botanical Name
Clematis scottii
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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