Clematis columbiana 'var. tenuiloba'

Rock Clematis

Categories: Vines

Sometimes considered no more than a variety of C. alpina var.columbiana but normally no more than 10cm tall, increasing by stolons and underground runners, and forming a loose mat of parsley-like leaflets. Flowers small and pulsatilla-like, generally purple-pink, though a white form is recorded.

Native to N.W . America, Rocky Mts., growing in limestone barrens at alpine levels. Flowering March-April in cultivation.

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5-12 in


12-24 in

Hardiness Zone:


Clematis columbiana 'var. tenuiloba' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Dry

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • blue with purple
  • Lavender


  • Spreading