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Is this 'Elsa Spath' ?

Posted by starsplitter 4/5 New Eng (My Page) on
Fri, May 16, 14 at 17:36

Hi all,

I believe that I looked this up last year. It's a lovely plant and this year will get more sunlight as we (sad) cut down a large oak that was too close to the house (but gave wonderfully cool summer shade).

Does anyone recall the features of 'Elsa Spath' that differentiate it from, say, other lavender, maroon-anther clematis? Thanks.

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RE: Is this 'Elsa Spath' ?

starsplitter , This is a picture of my Elsa Spath taken today, it bloomed 2 days ago, the older blooms look the color of yours, and of course they do not get a lot of sun, so color can vary. I did notice after your post, I went out to look at mine, and some blooms have 8 petals and some have 6. I had never noticed before. I don't know of anything more distinguishing other than the red anthers. I hope this helps a bit.

RE: Is this 'Elsa Spath' ?

Thanks, Debra. Interesting about the variation in petal number.

It's a good thing we don't need IDs to enjoy these beauties ;)

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