The Clematis Pronunciation Debate

By grannysgarden
June 10, 2015

Since this is Celebrating Clematis Week, I thought I would pose a question to all regions that grow and love the plant. How do you pronounce the word "clematis"?

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Jun 18, 2015 10:17 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
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There always seems to be a debate over this one too Kal-An-Co-EE - or ---- Kal-An-Choe
I use whatever the person I'm talking to uses ---- at least we're on the same page ! Smiling
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Jun 18, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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I use the second one you listed but your method is more diplomatic.
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