Clematis napaulensis Blooms!

This is the winter-blooming clematis I posted about on December 2 when I realized it had a bunch of buds for the first time. Check out my earlier post to find out more about C. napaulensis. I have been waiting to see it put on a show for seven years! Twice it’s pushed out a flower or two, but now a plethora of small delicate blooms are definitely strutting their stuff in a gloomy and cold Seattle January.

In mid-January Clematis napaulensis begins to roll up its delicate tepals to provide a first peak at the purple stamens.

Two weeks later, stamens are dancing in the wind.

The plant has at least 40 blooms! Maybe more–I can’t tell for sure how many are blooming high on the arbor.

A close-up from yesterday. Two small intricate blooms that can knock your socks off in the middle of winter! If you are in Zone 8 (maybe Zone 7) or warmer, give this plant a try!

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