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Is it a Clematis?

Posted by suzannie41 z8 nw Fl (My Page) on
Wed, May 17, 06 at 11:37

This may be a shot in the dark because there is no flower yet. But is it a clematis? Are there some that don't climb? Thanks for your help.


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RE: Is it a Clematis?

Yes, there are some that don't climb but that does not look like one to me. Sorry.

RE: Is it a Clematis?

The integrifolia aren't suppose to climb..and no that doesn't look like any clematis leaves that I have ever seen...Jeanne

RE: Is it a Clematis?

I would say no also - looks more like lambs ears

RE: Is it a Clematis?

  • Posted by magda Z 5b/6aOnt Can (My Page) on
    Wed, May 17, 06 at 22:27

Check clematis recta purpurea. Your leaves don't look like clematis though. The description of the flowers matches it. This species does grow in the wild. I have it in my garden and it grows very vigorously almost straight up (almost no support required) to about 2 meters. The flowers have a very pleasant scent.

RE: Is it a Clematis? My mistake!

  • Posted by magda Z 5b/6aOnt Can (My Page) on
    Wed, May 17, 06 at 23:04

Wrong name- sorry. Clematis recta manschurica, not purpurea. I have both, hence the mistake. I am including the picture of it this time, and actually, the leaves somewhat resemble yours.
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RE: Is it a Clematis?

Golden, the leaves do sort of resemble Lamb's ear, they are fuzzy.

Magda, the leaves on my plant are not shiny like the ones in your photo.

I started this plant from seeds that were given to me and named as clematis, but I really don't think that's what they are.

Thanks to all for your help.

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