Unknown Dark Clematis

Dark Clematis

It's apparently neither 'Polish Spirit' (anthers not tipped purple) nor 'Niobe' (not red enough).  Its so dark purple as to be nearly black.  It's been very easy to grow here.  I got it from a mail order clematis place in the Napa area that went out of business, so it may have been mislabeled because they were clearing everything out in a hurry at half price all sales final, and you got what you got.  What I got was a good one!

Dark Clematis
Dark Clematis

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  1. Gorgeous. That nursery wouldn't be Chalk Hill, would it? My Betty Corning is from CH. And thanks for tips on fert. regimen.

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  2. It looks rather like my Etoile Violette.

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  3. Yes, Chalk Hill indeed. I'm glad Silver Star Vinery appeared just as CH closed. Good timing.

    No, not Etoile V., I have two Etoiles, and they are not nearly as dark. The packing list is somewhere that tells what it is--just unmotivated to find it...

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  4. Looks like the Viola that I got from Chalk Hill during their closing sale. And it just bloomed here, too (San Juan Capistrano).

    Kathy

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  5. Look like the Viola I got from Chalk Hill during the closing sale. And mine just finished blooming here too (San Juan Capistrano).

    Kathy

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  6. p.s. Chalk Hill verified all orders by email. Just search your email account for "Chalk Hill" and up will come the packing list.

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  7. Done! The order was for 3 'Perle d'Azur' and one 'Polish Spirit'. 'Viola' for me is not so dark, and the flower is larger and more ruffled. The mystery continues...

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  8. Here's a great site with pictures:

    http://www.clematisqueen.com/content/photos-clematis-starting-b

    If not 'Viola,' perhaps 'Blue Belle'?

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    1. Great site indeed, thanks for the link! I'll have a look.

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