Identity of this clematis?

dfaustclancyAugust 19, 2014

Someone in Worcester has this clematis in their yard and says it has bloomed reliably for years with no maintenance. Of course, she doesn't know the name of it!!!! Argghh! I just love the blue color of this one. Anyone wanna take a guess? Can't get a closer pic, however, if you hit the control key and the plus key at the same time the picture will enlarge for a better look. To make the picture smaller hit control and minus. Pretty tricky, huh? Any and all comments welcome.

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There are a lot of blue-purple clematis. How accurate does the color of the photo seem on your computer? (blues are notoriously hard to photograph, and yes I know that my computer screen may vary)
When does it bloom and for how long?

One thing you can do is type in the particulars (height, bloom time, bloom color, etc,) leaving the parts blank that you don't know, on the search form of Clematis on the Web to see if you can narrow it down. Once you get a list, click on the names and you will see photos. Look at both the leaves and the flowers to see what is a close match.

You can also ask the grower to next season peg down a branch at a leaf node and see if you can get a new plant. Then the name wouldn't matter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clematis on the Web search

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 8:23AM
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Could be The President

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 11:23PM
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Wow! Could very well be the President! I looked it up and it does resemble very well. Thanks Gary.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:56AM
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arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)

I haven't seen The Pres. that blue but Rhapsody can be.
Is that fanTAStic or what???!!! Next time, also take a closeup so people can see the petal shape and number, and the leaves.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2014 at 12:00AM
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