Six Shooter

We have long enjoyed the winter-flowering, evergreen Clematis armandii, but had no idea the variability that existed until we acquired this new form from China in 2012. Unlike the more commonly known Clematis armandii var. armandii, which has 4 petals per flower, the subspecies hefengensis from Southwest Hubei Province in China has six petals. We have given this exceptional clone the cultivar name Clematis ‘Six Shooter’. We haven’t started propagating this yet, but are thinking about doing so. Would anyone be interested?

Clematis armandii var. hefengensis ‘Six Shooter’

17 thoughts on “Six Shooter”

  1. It’s lovely! Do you think it will have the same hardiness? Is it fragrant? If yes to both of those, yes, I would be interested!

  2. I want a white flowering vine for my narrow side yard which only gets direct sun mid summer. anything that will grow in months of gloom between two buildings and under a Japanese maple? This area is viewed from a picture window at the end of my hall….graced by a board fence and my neighbors clothesline. If a vine, other than ivy, will survive there I’ll have a trellis built, if not, a wall. Zone 9, compost amended clay

  3. If you get into breeding this and have success with a fragrant version, I would be very interested. That takes so long I may not live to see results, but I will be optimistic. I LOVED my clematis armandii back in Laurel Hills!!
    BTW if you do this, I would suggest a name: Six Stars, reflecting not just # petals but the satisfaction rating it would get!!

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