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CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451
Can anyone ID this clematis?  Not sure if the weird weather has it flowering at the wrong time.  I grew it from a cutting from a friend's garden where I could swear it was pink but hey ho!!  It's lovely.

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  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    Looks to me like Jingle Bells, a winter flowering clematis - https://clematisontheweb.org/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=127

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451
    Spot on @Obelixx, thank you.  Really pleased to have her in the garden and evergreen too what a bonus!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,907
    A lovely introduction  :)
    Great that you had success with your cutting too. It may well have hints of pink at certain times of year - many of the whites get a faint blush of pink. Not one I've ever grown though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    @Cloggie that website lists over 4000 clematis, many with photos, and can be use dto identify a clematis as well as find out when it flowers, what colour, what size and form of flower, how tall it will get, best aspect, when to prune and which have perfume.

    It's a great resource for helping to choose a clematis when you've got the bug and need another.  And another......
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,028
    edited December 2022
    I think I saw the same Clematis only yesterday It was covered in these beautiful bell shaped flowers, hundreds of them. It was stunning, I had no idea what it was but the above ID looks the same to me.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • I've got C. freckles, flowering profusely at the moment as well. I also grew it from a cutting. The foliage on your clematis looks much nicer tbh, it's darker and shinier.
  • Our Clematis cirrhosa has been in flower for some months. Actually it has been flowering all year! Now it is fabulous as it grows through another plant. The flowers are awesome. Evergreen...a bonus.
  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451
    edited December 2022
    The friend I stole the cutting from when watering her plants while she was away says that it has only flowered for her once so it looks like I struck lucky with the positioning of it.  It's very keen to spread and has rambled into the interior of my old shed which delighted me but made me wonder if it was a Montana?  There is an old apple tree next to it that I hope it will climb.  I think the spot where its roots are is quite water retentive and clayey but it can see the sun for a lot of the day.  Happy plant, happy me! 😍
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,544
    Montanas flower in spring so unlikely.   However, Jingle Bells is vigorous and will get to 5m if it an so make sure you give it support and train it in a direction that suits you and also prune it back fromplaces you don't want it to wander.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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