A Magenta Spring-Flowering Clematis

April 23, 2012

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This mid-spring blooming magenta clematis boasting blooms approximately 4 inches across with 8-9 overlapping petals was purchased for $1 in the Sad Plant Section of Lowes a couple of years ago. Barely a twig when I brought it home, it’s finally flourishing and blooming. Initially, I guessed it was ‘Pink Champagne’ (syn: ‘Keiko’) but the blossoms seem too small with too many petals. So, I’m back to square one and my undying devotion to the gardener who can tell me what kind it is. :)

PS: Cold rain all night and the snow just started lightly falling.

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    (BloominChick) Jo April 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Such a beautiful Clematis!


    Hedgerow Rose April 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you Jo! I wish I knew what kind it was!


    Bess May 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Hedgerow Rose May 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Hmmm, it looks very similar except for the number of petals. ‘Earnest Markham’ only has 6 it looks like. I do appreciate your suggestion, though! :)


    Claire May 23, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I know I’m a year late, but it looks like a Clematis Bourbon. Hope this helps :)


    Hedgerow Rose May 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Wow, it really does! I wonder if that might be it….thank you Claire!


    Patty May 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Could it be a ‘Starburst”? Looks a lot like a new one at our local garden shop.


    Hedgerow Rose May 31, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Well gosh, that sure does look just like Starburst, too. Thank you Patty, that’s super helpful!


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