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Clematis 'Mushi'

Large white flowers with white or purple stamens.

This is an extraordinary form. Originally it was named 'Mushi' meaning 'insect' because the stamens bend like insect legs (see top flower in photograph) but the commercial grower did not like it and so it was changed to 'Mushi', same transliteration but different glyphs, meaning 'neglect'. The plant can also produce white stamens which do not open. Both forms can appear on one plant, as shown.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Tetsuya Hirota
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodot1995
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 15cm
Tepals: 6-8

Database entry: 3479

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Tetsuya Hirota