Clematis ‘Mr. President’

8 05 2012

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



5 responses

8 05 2012

This is an absolutely gorgeous shot!

8 05 2012

Thank you!

8 05 2012

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

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:

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