Clematis forum: Rebecca works up to red

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 26, 2012 12:53 AM CST

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I've wanted Rebecca for a long time because it's supposed to be red. I bought a couple last year, but the nursery closed down before I could get the plants.

This year I bought another. The first bloom was pure white. I didn't even take a photo of it because I was so annoyed about getting a mislabeled plant. The second bloom was more interesting (even though it was ravaged by earwigs).

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The third bloom, which bloomed right above the second one, was even more interesting.

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The fourth bloom is red! I hope it doesn't do this every year. I'd rather just have a bunch of red blooms from the start, without all of the intermediate ones.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2012 1:13 AM CST

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Well it's almost like having 4 different plants in one! Hilarious! But I love that last one the best!
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 26, 2012 2:08 AM CST
That's really odd. You'll have to let us know what happens this year. That one is on my want list too!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Apr 26, 2012 7:04 AM CST
How interesting. I know there are variations in size, petals and color but this one is extreme!
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JuliaNY
Apr 27, 2012 10:26 AM CST
I have Rebecca and love it. I got it from Bluestone Perennials last year and at the end of summer it bloomed but it didn't do any of those odd things like yours did. It is a strong grower and it is well on its way here this year BUT we have had our up and down weather so we shall see how the blooms turn out this year.



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Calif_Sue
Apr 27, 2012 11:29 AM CST

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Lovely, I do hope you'll add that shot to the database Julia!
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JuliaNY
Apr 27, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Lovely, I do hope you'll add that shot to the database Julia!

Thanks. I just did it. Thanks for the reminder.



Julia
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Calif_Sue
Apr 27, 2012 10:08 PM CST

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Thumbs up
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ge1836
May 1, 2012 3:11 AM CST
Lovely color
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PollyK
May 1, 2012 6:07 AM CST
How unusual!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 1, 2012 9:59 AM CST

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Well, I can attest first hand that it's a stunner in person! I took this shot at Zuzu's yesterday and then went looking for it at my favorite wholesale place, they were out but there is a nearby retail nursery that has it in stock. Hurray!

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