ID please.

auntlavender(Chicago/Zone5)March 15, 2009

It's three years old and was part of a trio from a clematis "grab bag" from Spring Hill Nursery. I can't find the tags now, the other two didn't make it. One was "Mrs.Cholmondeley", but I know this isn't it. I think the other two were "Warsaw Nike" and "Spirit of Poland". I'm thinking "Warsaw Nike", how about you? Also prune 2/3?

Thanks in advance!

From garden 2008

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syrinth(5a)

I'm no expert, but it looks to me like a dark Niobe Clematis

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 11:21PM
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gardengal48

I'm thinking 'Warsaw Nike' as well :-) - 'Polish Spirit' doesn't have that prominent boss of white stamens. Hard prune - Group 3.

Here is a link that might be useful: 'Warsaw Nike'

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 9:22AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I agree. 'Warsaw Nike' !

'Polish Spirit' doesn't have a red tint to the purple.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 1:15PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

Polish Spirit also has highly colored anthers which yours does not so I agree that it is Warsaw Nike which is a pruning group III.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 4:06PM
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nckvilledudes(7a NC)

In the following picture, Polish Spirit is the top flower. Note the colored anthers which yours does not have.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 4:08PM
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auntlavender(Chicago/Zone5)

Thanks! You guys are great. Tomorrow I'll hard prune and post a follow-up picture when it's looking swell!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 9:44PM
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