Clematis ‘Mr. President’

8 05 2012

Photographed at Green Spring Gardens © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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5 responses

8 05 2012
PhotoPoetics™

Cindy,
This is an absolutely gorgeous shot!

8 05 2012
cindydyer

Thank you!

8 05 2012
fredodonnellphotography

Another outstanding shot of a beautiful flower, Cindy. Well done.

24 05 2012
Barbara Garneau Kelley

I’d love to know about the title, “Clematis, Mr. President.”

24 05 2012
cindydyer

I did a little research and found a chapter by Mr. A.G. Jackman, F.R.H.S., titled “Hybrid Clematis,” in an old (1900) Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society. I discovered that this hybrid was probably first named “The President.” It is a hybrid of other Clematis, apparently. If I’m reading this document correctly, “The President” is a hybrid of C. patens (a mauve lilac color Clematis) x C Jackmanni (volet purple color Clematis). Now you probably know far more than you expected to! ;-)

Here’s the link to the pdf: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Yahu48WW7fgJ:www.bulbnrose.org/Heredity/JackmanClematis1900.pdf+mr.+president+clematis&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgIHbgPKIsurozvJT4-BWdbBrVe9dalt8nHAvX0e98o88tx3YBanGjyOFknTaj3oUKmxN3oI9HaeRICQWVlUhAI0BFZeXXI6ML-CDamqUFdxEoZkXOcw37Il8ervRG8zYIF77bw&sig=AHIEtbQje5xMNMoL7-wPR0zPbZ-5mqm82g

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