This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Clematis integrifolia. Entire-leaved Clematis, or Virgins-Bower.
Cal. 0. Petala 4. rarius 5. - vel 6. Sem. caudata.
CLEMATIS integrifolia foliis simplicibus ovato-lanceolatis, floribus cernuis. Lin. Syst. Vegetab. p. 512.
CLEMATITIS coerulea erecta. Bauh. Pin. 300.
CLEMATIS coerulea Pannonica. The Hungarian Climer. Park. Parad. p. 393.
The Clematis integrifolia is not an uncommon plant in the nurseries about London, and is deserving a place in gardens, if not for the beauty of its flowers, at least for their singularity.
It is a native of Germany, flowers in July, and is one of those hardy perennials which suit most people, requiring little more than an introduction.
Is propagated by parting its roots in Autumn.