Friday, May 21, 2010

Clematis texensis 'Odoriba' in the Fern Valley Sunny Cultivar Bed

It's a hybrid in the Texensis-Odoriba group. I have yet to see a Texensis hybrid that wasn't beautiful and this is no exception. Except that it purportedly  has no Texensis in it, being a cross between Clematis viorna and C. crispa. Both are natives. Whenever I delve into Clematis genealogy, I get the feeling that there are a lot of open crosses involved; serendipity and all that. Fathyers don't seem to be as readily identifiable as we might wish  The parents of this plant did a good job whoever they were.

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