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Offline Dave Malan

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Clematis
« on: February 21, 2010, 20:38:46 PM »
Clematis flowering 2009



Same plant flowering 2010




It has the most amazing fragrance

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 21:29:20 PM »
Ohhhhh Dave, that is so beautiful, such an unusual petal formation  :love:  I've heard so much about Clematis, but thought they were more indigenous to the UK and not available here
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Re: Clematis
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 22:43:23 PM »

Nice shots of Vigna Caracalla (snail or corkscrew vine) Dave

Absolutely envious of your Clematis - looks great - have tried to grow it several times in different spots but was never successful.

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 01:25:58 AM »
Dave,
My snail vines are only beginning to colour now. You might think it is warmer in Edenvale than the middle of the Karoo!! Doubt it as my Clematis (all six different colours) refused to survive the hot arid conditions.

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 01:31:44 AM »
Kareen,
 we actually have one indigenous Clematis growing in the Eastern Cape. I cannot remember the local name but it grows quite easily from seed and make a fabulous display of yellow flowers

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 07:57:17 AM »
Thanks all.

I also have the White Clematis. They are planted on either side of the garden bench.I was hoping they would intertwine.  The purple has covered the arch of the bench, as you can see, but the white was left at the starting gate. It has not died, there are flowers. Maybe different clolours prefer different lighting conditions.  ???

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 08:56:49 AM »
Dave,

What lovely blooms.  I have often admired the clematis at my local nursery but at over R200-00 for a small plant it has always been out of my price range.

Just one question, and please excuse my ignorance here - if I understood correctly, you said same plant? So the flower changes its form?  If so, that's absolutely fascinating!
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Re: Clematis
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 09:23:01 AM »
Dave -

Beautiful - the clematis and smail vine - both are on my wish list - but like Janine have been blown away by the prices of the clematis especially since the nursery staff told me the clematis is difficult to grow. And the snail vine is fascinating
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Re: Clematis
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 10:05:41 AM »
Janine

That is correct. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the new flowers. I would love to see the white one if it does the same

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 13:09:36 PM »
Dave,

Wow, that is totally awesome!  I wonder if that's 'normal' behaviour for Clematis or if it's some kind of mutation or something?

I am totally fascinated!
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Re: Clematis
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 14:09:53 PM »


 Rena I can send you seeds of Snail Ceeper if you would like some,also Clematis seed.Both are still flowering so it will be awhile before there is seed. Irene

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2010, 23:59:22 PM »
Hi Irene -

That would be so kind of you - particularly the snail vine I have been looking for for ages.

Please let me know when the seed is ready and I'll PM my address.

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2010, 21:43:09 PM »
Hi Dave

I am also confuse now. You meen to say that pic 1 and pic 2&3 is the same plant.

I have the Snail vine as in pic 2&3, but for the last 5 years since the first bloom it never looked like no.1
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Re: Clematis
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2010, 14:14:55 PM »
Johan and Paula

All three pics come from the same plant. I have physically inspected the base of the plant. I myself am quite stunned. That is why I posted the pics.

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Re: Clematis
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 21:22:29 PM »

You guys have me utterly confused now. Am I missing something here or are you saying that your Clematis and Vigna shares a stem and that it is the same plant? That is totally impossible. Dave, please have another look. The stem of Clematis is woody and normally seems as if it is shedding bark. Also compare the leaves.