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Clematis Orientalis "Hatherly"

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Topic: Clematis Orientalis "Hatherly"
Posted By: Aidan
Subject: Clematis Orientalis "Hatherly"
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2008 at 11:21pm

In 2004 I visited Barry Fretwell's Peveril nursery and on telling him I liked Tibetana, he recommended a plant that he described as little known, which I duly bought. That plant was clematis Hatherly (called Hatherliensis in the Clematis Register). I planted it in my garden in 2005 and every year it has got better. I did some research on this plant and on Mr Fretwell's website he describes it as a seedling bred at Exeter University in the 1960s from a similar parentage as "Bill Mackenzie" namely orientalis x tangutica (it differs from Bill MacKenzie in that the stamens are not as dark).

A couple of people from the university kept it going in their gardens and from this Mr Fretwell built up some stock. It is a wonderful plant and very floriferous. I am very glad that Mr Fretwell suggested it and I hope I too am helping it survive.  I currently have a number of seedlings from it which I am hoping will flower this year (although of course there is no guarantee they will resemble the parent).   
I thought I would share some photos of it that I have taken in my garden.

Posted By: Aidan3
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2009 at 9:30pm
Some photos of Hatherly from this year. It only finished finally flowering about 2 weeks ago.

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