Erect herbaceous perennials arising from a verical root bearing many strong fibrous roots. Fremont clematis is non-vining and produces pendulous solitary 1 inch flowers with 4 blue to purple sepals that are thick and not-veined. Fruiting head is globular and thread-like attachments to each seed. The oval leaves are stiff with a dense covering of fine hairs. Photo by Emily Weaver.
Interesting Notes This is one of the rarest native plants.
Growing Tips Long lived once established, but be patient. It may take up to five years to get a plant to grow from seed or transplant. Appreciates a well-drained soil and full sun.