Safe to say both group 2 but tricky to give cultivars. I'd guess the first could be Comtesse De Bouchard and the second The President. If in doubt, browse the Hull uni site:
Hello. The top one looks like Ville de Lyon ( Group 3) and the blue one looks like The President (Group 2) but because there has been so much development of modern clematis I wouldn't like to swear on those names being correct!
Elsa Spath is another possibility for the blue one. Red one could well be Earnest Markham as you say. Both of those are widely available and often crop up in GCs etc.
The fact that they're out now means they are 'early large flowering' types which basically means Group 2.
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Could the first one be Rebecca? This is my one taken today:
Or is mine a bit on the red side?
The Rebecca was picked up from Taylor's Clematis at the Harrogate Spring flower show this year. Only been in the ground for 2 or 3 weeks. I love the red too - I think I caught it in a good light, late afternoon west facing.
This is the only one in flower at the moment - I've also got Nelly Moser, Hagley Hybrid (in the shade), Bonanza, Betty Corning and Montana Mayleen. Wondering which will flower next - my bet is on Mayleen and she is scrambling up a beech tree at the mo'.
I have five.
That's all I want to say about that.
No idea what they are. No clue, not a baldy, not a foggy notion......
Is it just Clematis do you think?