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Clematis aristata

Mountain Clematis, Austral Clematis, Old Man's Beard

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel. Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germinates within 4-12 weeks, germination rate may be low.
Light enhances germination.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - February

Storage and Ripening

Fresh seed best. Seed older than 3 months slower to germinate.
Short seed storage life - viability halved after 6 months.

Grows from Cuttings