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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 21, 2016 10:47 AM CST
For the past few years I have seen a white-flowering plant blooming in December and January. Today I was finally able to pull the car close enough so I could get a look at the plant. It is a Clematis and looks like the one that grows in my garden. It looks almost identical except for bloom time. I'll try to bring a camera next time I drive out that way...

Here is the plant in my garden:
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Which Clematis would be growing in south Georgia and blooming in the winter?
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 21, 2016 11:22 AM CST
There are quite a few winter bloomig Clematis. Without a photo, its impossible to say which one. Look at these and see if you see a match:

http://www.gardensillustrated.com/article/plants/best-winter...
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 21, 2016 2:31 PM CST
Thanks for the link.
I had already looked and rules out most everything that blooms in the winter. I know I did not have a camera with me but the plant looks just like the one in my first post. Four petals, looks like a wild or native type of Clematis, nothing fancy at all.
If it doesn't rain I'll try to get pictures.

So far the closest I can find is Clematis armandii (native to China) but the one I saw has four skinny petals. I only got a quick look at there were cars and trucks whizzing by. Maybe early Sunday morning would be a safer time to check and try for photos...any cuttings. Thumbs up
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 24, 2016 9:04 PM CST
My mother had a huge Clematis armandii growing on a wall of her house in Vancouver BC. As I recall it did bloom in very late fall or winter.

Other than the lovely fragrant (! ) flowers I do recall that hers was evergreen, and had very large, long angular leaves that were also exceptionally dark green. They might have been 5 or 6in. long. (but it was a long time ago . . )

Can you stop near that plant some time (maybe early in the morning?) and get out of your car, to see if its flowers are fragrant, get a picture and a good look at the leaves? Is it in someone's yard, or can you take a cutting?? Big Grin
Elaine

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 24, 2016 9:20 PM CST
It's along the roadside and not in anyone's yard so yes, cuttings will be no problem. I missed my opportunity this morning but will try again. I'll take your advice and go early to capture some images and to check if there is fragrance. Thanks. Thank You! Thumbs up
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