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19/06/2014 at 11:19


This is an inherited clematis in my garden, any help with which it is would be great, thanks. It's growing up the 'totem pole' (conifer trunk), needs to be tied in (no self clinging) and each petal is approx. 2" long.


19/06/2014 at 11:51

I have a viticella 'Black Prince' (Ranunculaceae) with only four petals that looks the same.

19/06/2014 at 12:12

Thanks Edd, it's very much like black prince but the colour in the photo is quite true. The colours of black prince seem to be more dark purple / deep red, is that true of yours?

19/06/2014 at 12:38

I have just been out to look and yes yours does look a brighter blue. Try Clematis durandii?

19/06/2014 at 13:07

Thanks Edd! I'd say that's it, never heard of that one before. I'll say again, amazing knowledge on here, been trying to google what it could be. thanks.

19/06/2014 at 20:42

Don't know what it is but it's a beautiful colour. I want one.   

19/06/2014 at 20:46

I'm with Edd. Clematis Durandii. Mainly because I bought one last year and planted into a bigger pot and still haven't found a proper home for it yet.

19/06/2014 at 20:47

it's a sprawler rather than a climber, which is why I'm struggling to find it a home.

19/06/2014 at 20:57

Love your pots on the pole MrsG 

19/06/2014 at 21:30
Thanks everyone, sprawling up a totem pole may not be ideal for it! I'll keep an eye on it overnight to make sure its not pole dancing!
Thanks panda, pots not too pretty, I always intended wrapping some Hessian around them. I grow alpines and sempervivums in them, tilted so the water doesn't log in them, unfortunately too tilted and they were getting no water at all, hopefully rectified that today.
11/07/2015 at 22:51

Had to look this old thread up to remember name .Must post a picture of it again tomorrow , it's doing better than ever this year ( with zero attention other than tying in)!  Plants in pots relocated btw. 

12/07/2015 at 13:09


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