identify clematis variety

spiritrukaMay 29, 2009

I have a tall early blooming pinkish lilac with creamy yellow center clematis, some of which have three layers of petals, some just one, with the center of the petals a lighter lilac color and the back of the petals have up to three red "veins" running from center to edge of petal. I have taken pictures, I'll see if it lets me post them. Any idea of varieties? It's almost like a Josephine, but not the powder puff looking stamen. It's relatively young.

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

A picture will really help

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 11:20AM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

Empress is a sport of Josephine, with similar coloring.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 9:26AM
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daisy735(4-5 MI.)

Is this her? Empress is her name.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2009 at 6:25PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Yes..that is "Empress"..Jeanne

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 12:14PM
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