Clematis forum: First bloom on Phyllis Diller

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 12, 2015 8:20 PM CST

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What a beauty! I think I might have a new favorite.



When it started to open, it looked weird and wacky (like Phyllis Diller) and had a bad shape and big green splotches on most of the petals.

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Then it gradually took on a much prettier form and started losing most of the green.

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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 12, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Wow!! very well done.
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pirl
May 12, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Wonderful, Zuzu.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
May 12, 2015 10:39 PM CST
Like that! I use to love watching Phyllis Diller and Bob Hope! With all those flower petals kind of reminds me of her crazy hair!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
May 13, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Appropriate name for that wild one !
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 14, 2015 11:16 AM CST

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Awesome!! I have yet to plant mine but this picture now helps me decide where it should go!
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Name: Karen
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Cookies4kids
Jun 7, 2015 5:40 AM CST
That one is a real beauty!!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 20, 2015 8:01 AM CST
REALLY nice, Zu !

Whoever named it was spot on !

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