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toucanjoe(z6PA)May 28, 2010

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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

OMG!! THEY ARE STUNNING!!..How beautiful Joe..you've truly got Clematis heaven on earth there!!..love your bench..I could just LIVE there...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 8:03AM
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threas(z7 PA)

Wow, Joe! They are stunning! Thanks for sharing! How old are they?

Theresa

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 12:26PM
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toucanjoe(z6PA)

Thank you all,happy i could share with you. Joe

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 3:01PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

They look very nice but the one you have labeled Ramona isn't Ramona. I wish mine were as lush and full. They sure aren't.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 8:20PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Amazing. Thanks for posting the photos. Dr. Ruppel. Whew.
Renee

    Bookmark   May 29, 2010 at 10:33PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

BoS..were you think as I was that his "Ramona" is really "H.F.Young"?...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 9:51AM
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janetpetiole(4b)

It looks like my HF Young, but I didn't notice until LeeAnne said something. You both have good eyes.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 11:20AM
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totos.mom(6 SoCentral PA)

Well, whether it's HF Young or Ramona, it is spectacular. They all are!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 12:26PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Agree, it is spectacular, they all are.

Yes, I was thinking HF Young.

I wasn't trying to be snarky, most people who post here do want to know the names.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 12:53PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I go with HF Young also. That was my first thought when I saw the picture, before I saw Ramona written at the bottom.

It's a lovely clem.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 1:12PM
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toucanjoe(z6PA)

I only put on the post what the plant marker said when i purchased it.I am not an expert.If you goolgle Ramona it loks very similar to mine.My plant blooms are darker in the fist week than the picture i showed,they are a little sun bleached now. Joe

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 4:51PM
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toucanjoe(z6PA)

I forgot to say thank you for the correction on Ramona.Now i will change my marker. Joe

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 4:57PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Ramona has red stamens even when fully open. The shape is a tad different too. There are many the same color but Ramona stands out. :)

Tags can certainly be wrong. I once saw a whole table of blooming Clems for sale all tagged wrong.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 7:04PM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Trust me Joe..I've recieved many mislabled clematis..it happens to all of us!!...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 7:20PM
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bob414(USDA 9, Sunset 15)

I've often wondered how so many clematis get mislabeled. Isn't it the growers that are labeling them? Big box stores and nurseries I've bought from don't label them. They get them already labeled. I don't think their distributors label them. Seems like the growers could keep them straight.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 9:43PM
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summermusicz4ia

To bob414: I agree with you. The stores often get a bad rap but the tags are wrong when they come from the growers. Many times the labels are barely anchored into the pots so I often push the tags down further into the dirt when I am plant shopping. We have all seen tags separated from the pots either by wind or careless shoppers.
I have been lucky, no errors from the big home improvement stores. My only mislabeled were 2 end-of-year buys from a local reputable nursery, but I don't blame them, it happens and I paid almost nothing for them. Bought 4 pots with lost tags from my grocery store a couple years for very little knowing they would be a surprise.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 1:14AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Beautiful! Such lovely cllematis!
kay

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 12:51PM
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mehearty(So ME z5a)

Absolutely gorgeous.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2010 at 9:49PM
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janetpetiole(4b)

A comment to whose fault is it: the store, distributor or grower?

There is a regional big box store in my area called Menards that competes with L0we's and H0me Dep0t. One day I noticed that most of the hosta had the dreaded hosta virus. I mentioned it to the manager. He didn't care. The distributor's name was on a sticky label attached to the pot, so I looked up the distributor, found an email address and emailed them twice. I didn't get a response. Everything was up to date on the website, so I assume that the email address was up to date too.

Everyone was at fault as far as I am concerned. All growers know about the hosta virus, some don't care that they are sending out infected plants. The distributor also knows about the virus, but since they are supplying huge chains with plants that must be at a discounted price, they buy what is cheap. The buyers for the stores are only interested in filling their shelves as cheaply as possible, so they don't buy from distributors who sell good plants. A distributor who doesn't care about sick plants does not care if the plant tags are with the right plants.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 7:37AM
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lori_holder(z5 MA)

Last year the big box stores imported Late Blight into our neighborhood via infected tomato plants. Then we had a cold, wet June that made the Late Blight come early - people were lucky to get even a handful of tomatoes that year. Still unhappy about the big box behavior there.

All of these clematis look fantastic, but the "Dr. Ruppel" knocks my socks off every time I look at that picture!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 11:07PM
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justinryan215

I am in total agreement with lori holder^^^^Dr. Ruppel is gorgeous! I am thinking I may get one for myself!!!!!
Beautiful pictures, by the waY!

Justin

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 4:40PM
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janetpetiole(4b)

Just an FYI.

I recently read that Dr. Ruppel performs better in the colder zones that most bi-colors.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 6:03PM
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summermusicz4ia

Dr Ruppel is an oldie but goodie! Easy to find (any big box store usually has a gallon pot) and easy to grow. Thanks for the great pics.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 9:45PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Really gorgeous clemies, I have Dr. Ruppel too, it's one of my favorites but mine doesn't show itself off the way yours does.

Annette

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 11:31PM
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