Clematis ' Doctor Mary '


We grow it in a large terracotta pot with canes for support, only about 1 metre tall. Special.

Last edited: 23 April 2017 12:36:55


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 10,778

    Yes. That is special Richard. Do the petals have a velvety feel?

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  • ForestedgeForestedge Posts: 1,692

    Beautiful Richard.  Is it kept in a greenhouse?

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 10,778

    Richard, is there a background story to the name ?

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    The plant is grown in a pot outdoors, is reliably hardy, but I bring it in to the greenhouses when the weather is really bad for the sake of the pot.

    It is a Japanese cultivar, named for Dr. Mary Toomey, the well known and much respected lecturer and author of several clematis books,

    Here she is last year on a visit to our garden after a clematis lecture in our local village hall, accompanied with the Hardy Plant Society, Ranunculacae Group, a wonderful day, which I will never forget.

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 10,778

    Thank you Richard. I am sure Dr Toomey is delighted !

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  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 345

    It's a wee beauty!

  • For the ' anoraks ' of the clematis world !!

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 701

    Lord! That's lovely.  How are you growing it Richard i.e. do you trail it horizontally or round something or upwards?  It's a beauty.

  • It is in a large terracotta pot with 3 cane sticks forming a tripod, I wind it round the canes

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