A knock out native, Pipestem Clematis puts on a show of starry ivory 1” butterfly and bee attracting, fragrant blooms March through June. Drought tolerant once established, it produces flamboyant truffula tree like seed plumes after the bloom fest is over. Found on hillsides, chaparral and open woodlands from the Bay Area south to Baja, extending west to the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Great under oaks, it tolerates sand, clay and even seasonal flooding. To 8-20’ tall it would be splendiferous covering an archway or arbor. In hot climates give some afternoon shade and mulch to keep the roots cool. Not as assertive as its buddy Clematis ligusticifolia. Deciduous.