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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: 17,233

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

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    Looks like one of the herbaceous clematis.

  • imageimage

    Any good?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,333

    Yes, Hosta is right.

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  • Fantastic - thank you!! ?

  • 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.


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  • 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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