Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Grab Bag of Clematis Seeds Provides a Winner
I got a mixed bag of clematis seed from Gardens North a couple of years ago. I liked the adventure of not knowing what I was going to get. This is the first year that this plant has bloomed - and I have no idea what it is. These tiny white flowers - not much bigger than my fingernail - look great next to the blousy 'Josephine' and have a very old-fashioned look as they scramble through the cedar fence. What they lack in size I think that they'll make up for in number, as more blossoms open every day. It isn't as good a climber as are some other Clematis - it seems to prefer to look for the opening rather than for more fence to climb. However, a good poke back into position, seems to keep it where I'd like it to grow.