Clematis forum: I would love help trying to ID this clematis

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jun 3, 2015 2:45 PM CST
I was gifted two clematis without names. This one has opened, the other one hasn't yet. I am sure this one is distinctive enough to be recognized by someone how knows their clematises better then I do. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jun 3, 2015 4:03 PM CST
It could be 'The President'...
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 5, 2015 12:47 AM CST

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My first initial thought was Clematis (Clematis 'Multi Blue') because the center on Tom's bloom is not as dark as The President. Give us some successive shots Tom, they can change their looks.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 5, 2015 4:19 AM CST
I'll do that, it's still dark out, but when I looked at an older bloom the center lines down the petals were a bit lighter.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 5, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Here's some more pictures of the Clematis in question.
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This is the oldest bloom of the two.

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I sure do like it.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 25, 2015 12:32 PM CST
It's really blooming nicely now, I really like it. It's a bit later then a couple of my other clematis, so it's nice to have one blooming when the others are getting near their end. Here's a couple of pictures I took today.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 25, 2015 1:36 PM CST
It certainly is beautiful.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 25, 2015 2:31 PM CST

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I still think Clematis (Clematis 'Multi Blue')
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 25, 2015 2:46 PM CST
I think so too, but there are so many variations in the database. I guess these things can take on a lot of different appearances in different soil, and at different times during the bloom. Another person told me she thought it was Multi Blue when she saw it on another thread.
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Name: Hummingbird Beck
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Hummingbird
Jan 16, 2016 5:13 PM CST
My Clematis has been in the ground for 2 years now, and has produced flowers. My question is how long do I have to wait for it to become big and breathtaking?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 16, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Which clematis is it? Some never get to that breathtaking point. Don't let sales photos fool you.

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