|This clematis was planted the same year as 'Diana', yet it sends up a single stem. |
It is 'Elsa Spaeth'. It has just a handful of blooms.
|This is clematis 'Roguchi'. I planted this just last spring. |
I choose it for its purple flower which I thought would be nice against the pale pink of my house.
It seems to have a more continuous bloom than many clematis.
|Another clematis that seems to grow just a single stem, 'Etoile Rose'|
|Clematis 'Alionushka' is also an alpina, but lacks the vigorous growth of "Blue Dancer'.|
The flower form is similar, that of a drooping ballerina's skirt,
t it blooms later and longer and is a pale rose.
Some of these clematis in full bloom in my own garden.