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    Posted: 10 May 2008 at 11:34pm
Just thought I'd share my wifes particular name for one of my favourite plants.
 
Obtained as a small seedling with the label pronouncing it to be C.albicoma it flowered for the first time last year and is currently producing many flowers. Unfortunately I don't think it is this plant but is in fact its very close relative C.coactilis.
 
 
 
 
 
Brian has made some very interesting crosses with this particular species of plant.
 
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  Quote Aidan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2008 at 10:30pm
Hi Steve
 
From the photo it certainly looks like C. Coactilis, comparing the photos of both plants on Clematis on the web, plus the photos of Coactilis in Grey-Wilson's and Johnson's books. You seem to have achieved the right growing conditions for it to be doing so well. Are you growing it in a container and what mixture of soil are you using?
 
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  Quote schristmas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2008 at 11:00pm
Hi Aidan,
 
The plant is in a container and was only potted on at the beginning of this year.
I added a mixture of ordinary compost, grit, seed compost, slow to release fertiliser and a little lime.
From its background this plant likes good drainage as it grows in shale barrens, but it likes to be damp in the growing season.
 
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