Rooguchi clematis nodding in the rain

A spontaneous, plant-lust purchase from Plant Delights Nursery last spring, my little ‘Rooguchi’ clematis has finally put forth a few bell-shaped blossoms, weeks after its prolific neighbor, Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’, has finished for the season. Like a floaty, purple dress on the dance floor, the upturned petals of the nodding ‘Rooguchi’ have a romantic, ethereal quality. I’m completely charmed.

It’s too soon to call this vine one of my “Plant This” selections. Growth is slow and flowers are few. This has been a wet spring, and perhaps a dry one wouldn’t be congenial to it. So for now I reserve judgment. Happily in this case, justice isn’t blind.

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5 Responses

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    This one’s a charmer! I’ll bet it’ll be covered with blooms next year!

  2. Oh how beautiful! I love their color and shape…and the rain is on them makes a lovely photo.

  3. TexasDeb says:

    That deep purple is a show stopper. Flowers worth waiting for!

  4. deb says:

    Wow – what a stunning color!

  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This is a darling clematis. I see every garden fairy wanting one of those blossoms as a hat or dresss. Beautiful.