Clematis forum: Summer Sunset

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Jun 10, 2012 8:19 PM CST
I bought a clematis named Summer Sunset but I cannot find any reference to it anywhere. Has anyone heard of or grow this cultivar? It was a commercially purchased plant but unfortunately the label has faded too much to see the name of the grower that propagated it and I don't have a record of where I purchased it. The name is still on the label and it says it's a viticella hybrid but I'm not sure about that, it seems a bit large for a viticella. Here is a picture that is pretty close in colour to the actual flower.
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Name: Zuzu
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Jun 10, 2012 9:24 PM CST


COTW (Clematis on the Web) doesn't have anything listed for "Summer Sunset" or anything resembling that bloom under any name including "summer" or "sunset." Darn!
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Jun 11, 2012 4:44 AM CST
I've searched everywhere I can think of and found nothing so I think it was probably an unregistered cultivar of their own. It's a shame really as it is a very good growing plant with lots of good size flowers on it. I know there are a lot of purple coloured viticella varieties out there but this one blooms earlier and longer and with larger flowers than most of the other viticella types I have.
Name: Chris
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And it's such a gorgeous, deep purple! Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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Jun 12, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Very pretty color as it appears to be darker towards the middle and then a lighter shade on the tips.

I think I've seen a clematis like that. Now to remember what site I was on. Confused
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Name: Michele Roth
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Jun 13, 2012 7:21 PM CST
I keep thinking that viticella 'Etoile Violette' might be your plant, Brian. I keep seeing it elsewhere, and for some reason it clicks with me. Shrug!
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Jun 18, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Chelle that certainly could be it. I've been looking around on the web at various pictures of viticella 'Etoile Violette' and have seen some that look very similar. I guess I'll never know for certain. It doesn't matter though as I really like the clematis and I'll just call it my mystery clem. Big Grin
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jun 18, 2012 6:49 PM CST
There is one online store that has renamed all the clems...I guess that would have come up with a search

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