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Superb giant clematis - but what are the varieties?

Superb giant clematis blooms the size of saucers and with stunning colours appeared in our garden several months after we moved into our present house. The blooms were typically six inches (15cms) across and the largest were eight inches (20cms). There were two varieties of similar size. In 2020 they came into flower mid to late May. In 2021 they flowered about a fortnight later, here in the south east of England.


The pink one with pale violet  edges to petals, grows to a height of about six feet (approximately 1.8 metres) winding its way through our buddleia , the violet coloured one grows to a height of about four feet (just over a metre) amongst a rose.

What variety?

Unfortunately these clematis didn’t have labels to identify them. Searching in our own gardening books has not produced a convincing answer. Can anyone tell me what variety these wonderful clematis might be?

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