What clematis is this.

can anyone tell me what type of clematis this is.  It was given to me by a friend who didn’t know either.  It has very small lowers and leaves and climbs like a rocket!
This photo was taken in July. It now has tiny delicate stamens.  


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 5,197
    My initial thought was "Princess Kate", or possibly " Buckland Beauty". I think it's one of the texensis types.
    There are some real clematis experts on here who should be able to advise  :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,810
    I had one like that called Red Ballon in my last garden.  It's in the tangutika group so a 3 for pruning.  The outside of the flower starts that delicate pinky red and gardually turns through orange to yellow as it fades.   
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,078
    there are so many, you need @Richard Hodson

  • Thanks. I think your comments have simplified my search.
    oblixx - that does sound like it might be the one.
    thanks again to all.
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 297
    How about Clematis Vince Denny, although mine is only just opening its flowers

    East Anglia
  • That looks similar too but mine has been flowering since July.  Seems there are lots of similar ones out there.  Should I treat it as a group 3 for pruning purposes?
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,965
    It looks like a tangutica type, but not yellow! 
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 297
    I’m sure it a tangutica type, so yes, prune as group 3. 
    East Anglia
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