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pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
I’ve been spending some time this afternoon trying to identify a clematis that was in the garden when I moved in. It’s most likely pruning group 2. If it looks similar to any clematis you grow, I would be grateful for any attempt at identifying it.


  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 911
    edited August 2021
    Looks lovely — could be ‘Bees’ Jubilee’ (group 2)? 

    ‘Nelly Moser’, also group 2, is another possibility 

    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
    Thank you, @Athelas. Those two were the ones I was thinking as well. I wonder if the first flush of flowers would be more useful in identifying. I can’t remember this clematis having more than 6 sepals, but I’m probably wrong. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,840
    You can search this site to try and identify your clematis -

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I'm not sure it's N. Moser [it usually has around 8 sepals] but if it's a 2nd flush of flowers, they're often smaller, so it would definitely help to see the original, earlier ones. However, it won't matter too much - it's a large flowerer so either Group2 or 3, and you can experiment with pruning    :)
    There are a few which are pretty similar though, so using the site @Obelixx mentions is a good way to proceed.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
    Thank you. That’s the site I’ve been using, @Obelixx & @Fairygirl. The problem that I find is that clematis can look so different depending on the time you take the photo (first or second flowering), aspect etc.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    They do indeed @pitter-patter. Colour is always tricky because they can change considerably due to climate and conditions, as well as maturity.   :)
    As long as you enjoy it, that's the main thing.
    You could also try just looking on one of the specialist sites and narrowing down using colour, time of flowering etc, but it's pretty much the same thing as the other site.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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