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The 5 Stages of Clematis Sieboldii !

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By louise1

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Clematis florida ‘Sieboldii’ is one of my favourite clematis and must be the only flower that looks good from the start of it’s life to the very end !
Here i’ve shown some various stages of it’s flower development !

How can something that’s gone-over this far, still look so good !!!

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Beautiful, i think this will be the next clematis i buy i have always liked this one :^)

22 Jun, 2010

 

It's lovely Louise :-))

22 Jun, 2010

 

I like this one too. I have 2 now as I thought my original hadnt survived the winter and bought another, only for the original to come up - a bit late but making up for lost time !

22 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely colour and such good photos

22 Jun, 2010

 

It's beautiful. I have a new one and can't wait for the flowers :o)

22 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks everyone :-)

22 Jun, 2010

 

Wow,that is stunning,Louise.I'm not very familiar with Clematis,as only have a couple.Its lovely to see them on here,and find out thier names.Thanks for showing it.:o)

22 Jun, 2010

 

Definitely earns a space in the garden.

22 Jun, 2010

 

lovely louise even without petals ;o)))

22 Jun, 2010

 

lovely clematis....

22 Jun, 2010

 

great blog & photos...

22 Jun, 2010

 

Spot on Louise!!.....I've just moved mine (in its pot) to a much sunnier part of the garden, in the hope that it flowers better...:-o))

22 Jun, 2010

 

It's a stunner! great pics Louise! Have you got Vienetta, similar but greener in the centre and even more pretty!

22 Jun, 2010

 

i have one somewhere but doesnt do well. where do you have yours? Mine has roots in shade and it should grow up through the rose and clematis victoria but it just sits there with 6 leaves. :o(

22 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks folks :-))
Oh Karen, now why did you have to say that :-((( (google, google!)

Seaburn, i have it in a north facing border (so it too has its base in the shade). It's in the shelter of fencing and it grows through a photinia, a buddleia, aswell as a trellis of Compassion rose !
I wonder what's stunting yours ? Will you leave it or are you tempted to shift it - knowing how they 'hate' their roots to be damaged ! Perhaps a feed might perk it up ?
(i managed to kill a young one recently because i interefered with its roots whilst planting something near it)

I have a trachelospermum and it sounds a lot like your sieboldii - it's been there for nearly 4 years and it just sits there too :-(
Doesn't grow any new leaves (but doesn't die off) , doesn't flower, just sits :-(((

23 Jun, 2010

 

Is your Trachelospernum in acid soil, Louise? I have one in a large pot, as I have alkaline soil in my garden which won't suit it, so I've been told, so haven't risked planting it in the soil. This is a lovely blog, as always, showing a stunning Clematis. Spritz and I have debated how tough this particular Clem is, as mine have always struggled in comparison to many of the other Clems I have~what do you think? Would be interested if there are others out there having similar struggles with it...... :~((

23 Jun, 2010

 

It's in alkaline Flori, it's not chlorotic though, which you'd associate with it being in the wrong soil.
It does absolutely nothing - just like Sg's clematis. Dormant, i suppose would be an accurate description !

23 Jun, 2010

 

Am confused then, Louise, as mine definitely states it needs acid soil, which is why I wouldn't risk it. Wonder if it's worth giving it an ericaceous feed to see if that does anything? Mine has been in a pot for a few years and flowers every year, though has restricted growth due to being planted in a pot. Any one else out there know what soil suits this best???

23 Jun, 2010

 

don't know about trachelospermum, but I find clem floridas quite hard to grow. They are very spindly for me and take ages to get going. Worth persevering though, it's a beauty!

23 Jun, 2010

 

I find exactly the same Karen, and Spritz has as well. It is a pity, as it never feels a 'strong' plant if you know what i mean! But can't deny what an absolute beauty it is either! :~)

23 Jun, 2010

 

I remember Chris of Taylors Clems telling me that they are perfectly hardy. I think they just like a lot more warmth than they get here though. I have about three Sieboldii and a Vienetta and as for the flore pleno, it's just disappeared! It will be Mid July before I see any flowers on them.

23 Jun, 2010

 

But bet it's worth the wait though! :~))

23 Jun, 2010

 

Oh, for sure, and it's good to have things that flower later as well. I just wish they would thrive a bit more though. They always look as though they are struggling!

23 Jun, 2010

 

Nice clematis

23 Jun, 2010

 

I've found it to be a bit temperamental in my garden, I have 2 in different locations, one grew then died back the other is growing better, can't understand why as I have others in the same places :(((

25 Jun, 2010

 

so rare to find something that does the business throughout its life, thanks for sharing.

25 Jun, 2010

 

So interesting to read your blog and everyone's comments, I have 5 Plugs of this that I have just potted on, I have always loved this but was always told they were difficult. I decided to have a go and to indulge my self hoping at least one survives. Might be difficult up here in North East.

27 Jun, 2010

 

An interesting blog, I planted one of these and havent seen it since. Maybe it will appear when the foxgloves have finished!

I gave one to my daughter-in-law and hers is doing well :( !!!

27 Jun, 2010

 

Am so glad I am not the only one that struggles with this Clematis.....you have all made me feel a lot better~thanks! :~))

29 Jun, 2010

 

Love your Clematis Louise, and great pictures of all the plants. It's amazing how some clematis can survive when you think the have died off. I have found 2 growing again frim the roots this year which we didn't see at all last year and presumed dead. I love clematis for their staying power and long spread of seasons among the species. Must try and find room for one or two more (here I go again).

30 Jul, 2010

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