Dwarf Montana Clematis

dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)September 30, 2013

Here is a picture of my son's clematis flowering for the second time this year. It's about 3 ft. high and 5 ft. across.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Why do you think this is Clematis montana? Does it have the same foliage?

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 3:18PM
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plantknitter(8)

Is this blooming now or is the picture from last spring?

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 1:46AM
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dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

This is what they told me they bought last year but they can't find the tag. This picture was taken last week and the flowers have opened up even more now. I have to tell you that they are not conscientious gardeners so I'm sure this plant has had to look after itself most of the time.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 11:54AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Probably C. terniflora or similar.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 1:50PM
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gardengal48

Yes, I seriously doubt it is a montana.........first, I have never encountered a 'dwarf' montana - they get to be massive vines. Second, while they can throw a few flowers in late summer or fall, they would never have a second bloom period as intense as that shown in photo. And white montanas are not at all that common and tend to be somewhat hard to find - most cultivars are in various shades of pink.

Could be C. terniflora - an appropriate bloom time for that species as well as similar appearance. But a second bloom cycle?? Very unlikely. And if SAC, it too is no dwarf - it can get as large - if not larger - than any of the montanas. 25-30 feet is pretty standard.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 2:06PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

One my girlfriend had for years on Camano Island never got very big, maybe 10' or so at one point.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 5:03PM
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