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Clematis ID please?

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#1 JMC

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 13:45

We have a Clematis in the garden, and I'd like some advice on identifying it please. Here is one of the flowers;

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The flower is about 6-8 inches across. It's not a wild flower - I think it is one my wife planted a couple of years back but we no longer have the name tag.

Based on appearance it may be a Lincoln Star, but would like it confirming. I have a UV shot of it from today, but want to make sure I know what it is first before posting.

#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 15:54

I fear that identifying Clematis cultivars is only possible by someone who is a specialist in breeding and growing Clematis.

There is a UK group who might be able to help you: http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/
Looking there I see one which might be yours: http://www.clematis....l.cfm?dbkey=499
It's the same as you mentioned - Lincoln Star.
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#3 JMC

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 16:05

Cool, thanks Andrea, will try and follow up with the folks in Hull then.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 16:11

Forgot to mention....

It's not necessary to have a 100% ID in the case of such a cultivar.

You can make an entry in the Cultivars section using either of the two titles:
  • Clematis sp. [Clematis]
  • Clematis cf. 'Lincoln Star' [Clematis]
The header would contain either:
  • Clematis L. sp. (Ranunculaceae) Clematis
  • Clematis L. cf. 'Lincoln Star' (Ranunculaceae) Clematis
The second designation in each case directs the viewer to compare the posted flower with examples of Lincoln Star found elsewhere. YOu could add a link to such an example in your Comment section or in the Reference section.

Looking forward to seeing this one in UV. There is such nice texture in Clematis petals.
Andrea G. Blum
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