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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Clematis Josephine

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It's difficult to tell from the photo but each of these flowers is about 8-inches across. I find them otherworldly with their leathery petals and tightly closed, mysterious centers that become flowers in their own right. Years ago when I planted this I thought it was a Nelly Moser. Now I know it's name is Josephine. Read here about it's habit of growing a flower within a flower within a flower.





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6 comments:

Blossom said...

Now that's a big flower. Great combination - big and beautiful!

Paz said...

Never seen or heard of this flower before. I like it! Wonderful size.

Paz

Christine said...

Thank you Blossom. I went to your blog to leave a comment and everytime I clicked on post it would hang up. One time I went away and made myself a cup of tea, came back and it was still hung up. Just letting you know in case others have had this experience.

Hi Paz,
I'll bet clematis grows all over New York once you are out of the city. It's quite hardy.

Paz said...

I rarely get out of the city but when I do, I'll look for the flowers.

Paz

Avis said...

That's fascinating! Sort of an endless unfolding of bloom upon bloom. Pretty, too.

Christine said...

You're right, Avis. The third bloom seems to last forever.