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Postby mooie » Jun 16, 2005 6:04 am

Sorry for the horrible picture, :oops: but it is early...... :wink:

A customer brought this part of his clemmie in yesterday to us to take a look at. He said he planted it approx. 3 yrs ago. This year it came up completely different. It 'used' to be a red with white edges and the 4 petals would open and lay flat like normal. Now it opens like this and no further. When it first starts to open, the petals are incredibly hard, almost like plastic. It softens up some as it ages. The leaves look healthy and green. I have no clue! :o Told him I would get the advice of some experts that I knew of :D
Any ideas??
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Postby kHT » Jun 16, 2005 10:32 am

Without knowing what he has done different in this area it's hard to tell. My guess is it's an environmental change, could this be a new seedling off the mother plant? Any chance he sprayed it?
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Postby mooie » Jun 16, 2005 12:33 pm

The gentleman said that he has two different ones planted right next to this one and he cut them all to the ground last fall. Dunno if that helps any. :-?

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Postby kHT » Jun 16, 2005 1:21 pm

Could it be that this one sent off a shoot where the other one was? That helps and I'm betting he didn't mark them? :wink:
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Postby Old earth dog » Jun 17, 2005 1:08 am

:hmm: Very strange! K's Idea is as good as any.
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Looks like interfolia

Postby DryGulch » Jun 26, 2005 4:38 pm

Maybe a clematis interfolia (? sp) I planted a bunch of seed and got about 6 seedlings, in a wide range of blue and purple with petals like that. One which I gave to my best friend is particularly robust with a lot of substance to the flower.
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Postby GrannyNanny » Jun 27, 2005 10:20 pm

Drygulch -- Yes, I have clematis integrefolia too -- it's a bush clematis, and needs staking if you don't want it flopping all over the place. It's pretty, and has those four-petaled flowers. I have never seen one in this color, but I suppose there are such. Phyllis
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