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can anyone help me to identify this beautiful plant? It's well established in the border at the back of my new house, but I can't find it online or in any of my plant books, & Facebook friends are helping with comments like 'It's purple' and 'It's pretty'!image

The flowers are sweet scented. It's leaning quite a lot partly because it's raining hard, & partly because it was being choked by bindweed until a few days ago.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,861

    Can you do a close up of the flower head, and one of the leaves please?

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600

    Looks like one of the herbaceous clematis.

  • imageimage

    Any good?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,249

    Yes, Hosta is right.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Fantastic - thank you!! ?

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    It looks very much like the one I have in my garden which is called Clematis "New Love" Its a group 3 one so can be cut right down every spring.


    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • It's some form of Clematis heracleifolia, but probably not the variety shown in Bright Star's photo--the flowers are smaller and paler. It'll die down completely in winter.

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