April’s Clematis of the Month

My First Clematis Baby!

My First Clematis Baby!

The hands-down clematis of the month in my garden in April was, of course, my little seedling of Clematis koreana var fragrans H38.  What a moniker!  Maybe I’ll just have to name this one myself.  It’s the first clematis flower I have ever gotten from seed — and it took a while.  I planted the seed in October of 2010!  I love the mauve tepals with the dark purple base.  And the piece de resistance is the chartreuse center.   I can only imagine how lovely it will be as a mature vine with hundreds of flowers.  Sigh.

The Chartreuse Center

And here are the bright chartreuse staminoides inside. 

 Below are three other clematis that were especially showy in my garden during the month of April.  Many more are enthusiastically buddng up for a May show!   

Clematis Pauline

Clematis Pauline

Clematis Pixie

Clematis Pixie

Clematis Blue Dancer

Clematis Blue Dancer


  1. Donny said,

    May 25, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote
    and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new
    to everything. Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.


    • May 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Hi, Donny,

      Hmmm, I checked into my comments and didn’t find an earlier one from you. Must have gotten eaten my the cybergremlins!

      About blogging — write about what you know. As any reader of my blog can tell, I get excited about clematis and can just go on and on about them. Nail down what zings you.



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