The Q&A Archives: What Kind Of Clematis Do I Have?

Question: I purchased a Nelly Moser, but when it flowered,it was a beautiful medium purple,and the underside of the petals have a white stripe.It flowers late spring through most of the summer. What kind of clematis is it?

Answer: Nelly Moser is a jackmanii clematis, with pale mauve-pink flowers with a deep pink bar in the center of each sepal. Your medium purple with white underside could be C. jackmanii 'Mr. President' or C. x durandii ( a hybrid between jackmanii and integrifolia). There's a great collection of clematis pictures in the Roger Phillips 'Shrubs' book (ISBN# 0-679-7234-5). Perhaps a picture is worth a thousand guesses?

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