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_Nadine
Walterville, OR

July 3, 2007
12:39 AM

Post #3687974

Would someone be so kind as to tell me what flower this is? It's so pretty but I can't seem to find it online searching for purple flowers.

Thanks so much!

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2007
1:07 AM

Post #3688120

Definitely a Clematis of some sort, looks like 'Jackmanii' which is a popular cultivar
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2162/
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

July 3, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #3688170

Hi Nadine, your lovely purple flower is a Clemetis, these are climbing plants and like to have their roots in shade and the flowers/stems in sunshine, so what I normaly do is after planting, lay a large stone over the planting hole and train the branches/stems up a trellis or other support, or give a good thick mulch, when planting, it is a good idea to plant them about 3'4 inch deeper than they were in the pot when you bought it, this saves you loosing the plant to Clemetis stem rot, some are prone to this and no one knows why, but it means should the plant get this, it will send up new growth the next year, it looks like one we call Clemetis X Jackmanii but you guy's may know it as different name, you would prune this about March time but only if you need to contain the size and room it takes up, but deadhead the flowers as they fade unless you want to get seeds from it, I dont let mine seed as I want strong growth, and would take cutting instead, it is a lovely plant and some folks grow theirs through a large shrub or tree for support instead of up a trellis. good luck, hope this helps you. Weenel.
_Nadine
Walterville, OR

July 3, 2007
5:56 AM

Post #3689120

Thank you so much ecrane3 and WeeNel! You've solved the mystery. Funny thing is, I could swear I looked up that very flower on the internet but the photos did not look like these! Must be a different type. Thanks again for your help!

Nadine
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 3, 2007
1:35 PM

Post #3689760

There are about a million different kinds of Clematis, some look a bit like this one and some don't even look close, guess you must have found a bunch of the other ones!
momo125
Windsor, ON
(Zone 6a)

July 3, 2007
2:34 PM

Post #3689994

google Clematis 'Jackmanii" as ecrane suggested. I guarantee you'll find it.
_Nadine
Walterville, OR

July 17, 2007
5:35 AM

Post #3745195

Thanks ecrane and momo125! I've heard they are also known as the passion flower...?
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 17, 2007
12:22 PM

Post #3745631

Nadine, passion vine is a totally diff. vine. Both are very pretty but the passion vine for me in the south is a bit invasive.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1189/
chris
momo125
Windsor, ON
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2007
1:32 PM

Post #3745836

We grow passion flw. here as an indoor plant, or as an annual vine. Completely different flw.
_Nadine
Walterville, OR

July 18, 2007
1:30 AM

Post #3748626

Thanks so much for clearing that up chris and momo125!

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