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Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:02

Forgot to mention, Justa flower size is 6 - 8 cms.


Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:59

 Compare your picture with the one from Westphal in Germany, the experts.

Also, clematis do not have petals.

Also, I have heard that Aldi are selling a range of 7 cheap clematis, including Hagley Hybrid and Justa,



Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:21

Daintiness, I suggested on an earlier thread that your clematis could be Justa.

You say it cannot be Justa because Justa is ' a viticella ' and they have smaller flowers.

Wrong, Justa is not ' a viticella ' it is a member of the Viticella Group, in which several cultivars have larger flowers.

I still cannot accept that even Lidl would sell HFYoung as a ' Summer Flowering Clematis '

HFYoung flower size 10 - 22 cms.

Richard Hodson, National Collection Holder, Clematis Viticella.

Clematis id needed

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:53

H F Young is not summer flowering, that is Justa.

Clematis id needed

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 13:48

Why not ask Lidl ?


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 18:55

Do you know which varieties of clematis you have ?  If they are summer flowering, Group 3, and you did not chop them back to the floor in Spring then they will look like that,

Also it sounds as if they are too dry, definitely not clematis wilt.

Clematis losing leaves

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 14:52

Which clematis is it ?  If some of the bottom leaves are going brown and crispy then falling off, it is not a big problem.

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 21:23

Don't think I ever heard of a clematis Ice White ?  The plant in the picture looks very much like some of the Estonian Cultivars, just starting to flower now, larger flowers, maybe Teksa ?

Yours looks like it could be Rouge Cardinale, Netherfield.

You may think I'm bragging

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 22:09

I doubt very much that Thompson and Morgan will have the same plants as you, they may have done the same crosses, but will not have exactly the same offspring,

Go ahead and get them bulked up, named, and market them, they are all beautiful cultivars of very gardenworthy plants, perfect for English summer gardens.

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