Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Clematis recta Serious Black™ (Bush Clematis)

This stunning black-purple bush-type clematis is able to stand on its own, though planting with sturdier companions will offer some appreciated support. In late spring and early summer white flowers appear, often reemerging in midsummer on the deep foliage, followed in the fall by silver seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to midsummer
4-6 ft tall x 3-4.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture