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Jun 1, 2012 4:59 PM CST
|Bloom is approx. 3 to 4" in size, and nodding. Color in these photos is dead-on true. |
Reverse is nearly white - it's quite striking.
Jun 1, 2012 6:11 PM CST
|How would you describe the color of the tepals? Do you remember where you bought it? Was it Joy Creek?|
Jun 1, 2012 7:41 PM CST
|It didn't come from Joy Creek, but I'm unsure which company this one actually did come from.|
I guess I'd call the color a reddish magenta, with upper vein surfaces a rosy maroon and inner spaces between veins a flushed pink. Reverse is a light gray, smoky-looking color.
Jun 1, 2012 8:30 PM CST
|Oh, darn it. I found a possible one and posted a link to it, but now I see that I must have closed that tab before I sent the message and now I don't remember the name. I'll look for it again.|
Okay, I found it. This is the one that looked promising to me. You can see a tiny piece of a light reverse in one of the photos. I know the tepal colors don't match completely, but it's a difficult color to capture, and the anthers match nicely.
Clematis (Clematis viticella 'Abundance')
Jun 2, 2012 5:47 AM CST
|Wow! You are awesome, Zuzu! Thank you.|
The company that sent it sells both Abundance and Carmencita, which does look possible now that you've got me this far - except...I don't see any signs of Carmencita having five tepals. My plant does display the characteristic longer pistils than stamens...
...but wait! Look here! This says that Carmencita can have 4 - 6 tepals, so I guess they did send the right plant, after all.
Jun 3, 2012 5:55 AM CST
|Another of the reverse.|
Pistils look to be longer than stamens.
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Jun 3, 2012 8:27 AM CST
|I was thinking Abundance as well but now that mine is blooming I checked it out and the pistil and stamens are not the same as in your picture. In Abundance they are the same length and a light yellowish colour where your photo clearly shows longer pistils than stamens and they are purplish blue in colour. I find most of my viticella clematis of this colour range to be very difficult to photograph and get good representation of colour and I find that the flowers themselves can vary quite a bit in colour intensity with the weather.|
Jun 3, 2012 9:30 AM CST
|Thanks, Brian! |
I'll add it to the DB as Carmencita.
[I'm tickled pink that I got what I ordered! ]