Two years ago I bought another Texas clematis, Clematis pitcheri, at the Wildflower Center Sale. It performed poorly last year but sprang back to life this spring following the winter rain. A week ago it began to bloom.
The unopened bloom looked like a little Chinese lantern. The color a little disappointing but then maybe it would color-up in time.
It didn't. As someone who loves everything in nature I find myself rather disappointed by the underperformance of this flower.
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