Hi, Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my Polish Clematis? It seems to have a double head...? Should I cut it off...???
That is incredibly unusual! Never seen a Clematis do that before!! What are the other blooms like?
I'd surely watch for seeds on any flowers with that unusual feature. And if you don't want to grow them, I will! I have plenty of patience which is what it will take. Now so it sets seed - fertilize it with a heavy nitrogen based fertilizer ASAP - this will increase your chance of seed production greatly.
Hopefully all your flowers will look like this:)
You got something interesting there - and definitely worth viewing as being a propagatable subject in both seed and cuttings and/or layering.
Keep us updated:)
Just curious, did you have a cold snap about the time it started setting buds? I know Lilies can do some very stange things if the stalk tips get frosted. Maybe there's a logical answer.
I've got the dumbest Clematis of all. And it performs the same way every year. Got it as a freebie working at a nursery.
It's blooms are always half flower/half leaf - as if they're molded together - which they are.
Another I didn't save the tag to, so I don't know what it's real name is.
Anyway, I just checked and it's about ready to bloom. I'll post some photos in a week or so.
Burn it! j/k
I hope all your buds open to flowers like that. Very interesting!
That's exactly what I saw happening earlier today. I remember thinking it (the bloom) actually had some "wisteria-like" unfolding happening. It just reminded me of the blooms of a blue wisteria for some reason...
All you can say is "nature" - "how cool!"
That half leaf, half bloom clematis is Alba Luxurians and it is the flower which has green tips on the peatals. I think it is lovely and unusual.
Hi traveller, Are you saying the name of this Clematis is Alba Luxurians ? I got it last year at WalMart (from a box) the name on the box was Polish Spirit. The rest of the vine has around 50 buds, with maybe 20 open. I have to keep it caged in because my daughter has cats that love to lay among the flowers. It really is so beautiful and growing like mad. Each bloom is the size of a large cup.
OOPS......sorry Traveller. I see you were talking to Conifer........not me.
Hi, I brought this up to show you what my "polish pride"
did last year..now I have found out the real name for it
is "Blue Light". This was the only odd bloom it had, all
the rest were beautiful. Think I'll keep buying the box
plants though, some times you get such nice surprizes.
Now to find a "Polish Spirit" for real.
That's wonderful that you found out the real name.
My Polish Spirit is just starting to bloom.