More from the swag ...
I'm sure my obsession with the clematis swag is getting a bit 'old' so I'll post these pictures here instead of on the main thread. I hope gb reads this because another unknown is blooming now...!
The color in these pictures is not true - it's a more blue-purple than it appears here:
The only things I planted on the back of the south side of the arbour were Willy, Black Prince and a seedling you gave me gb that was, I think, supposed to be Blue Boy(?) Until it bloomed, I thought it was likely going to be some of the Jackmani Superba that we had to cut down when we removed the roses. It's coming back strongly on the front side of the arbour so I assumed these stems were from it, but obviously not... Do you know what this one is gb?
I didn't realize Randy was out with his camera when I was out with mine, until I downloaded his camera and found this..:
What I was taking a picture of is New Dawn with the red clematises (Rosemoor? Rouge Cardinal?) When we removed the roses, we left one cane that grows through the lattice, around the corner, and into the mockorange under the kitchen window. It's blooming now and looks nice with the clematises on the arbour.
The clematises on the fence (shadier) side of the south alley are far, far behind the growth of the ones on the sunnier (house) side. Today I noticed that a couple of them are now at or above the swag chains and in more sun. There should be flowers on them soon as I saw some buds. Two of the clematis though are only about 12" high and I'm not sure they will survive.
You can clearly see the difference in growth in these two pictures:
The sunny side:
The shadier side:
I'm surprised that there is no pink blooming. I planted a Comtesse de Bouchard on the house side and a Hagley Hybrid on the shadier side. Should they be blooming now gb?