Star Shaped Flowers: Clematis ‘Darius’

Clematis 'Darius' has attractive star-shaped stripes and purple anthers

Clematis ‘Darius’ may not be easy to find, but is certainly a beauty. With flowers as big as my outstretched hand, this is classed as an early, large-flowered clematis.

The flowers seem to have been painted with a star shape formed by a purple-pink stripe down the centre of each petal. Spidery dark purple anthers on creamy-white filaments add their patterns too.

Clematis 'Darius'
The background colour gradually pales to white

The petal edges are lightly wavy, giving each flower a crinkled effect.

I’m sharing this for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

23 Replies to “Star Shaped Flowers: Clematis ‘Darius’”

  1. I love the crinkles! Kind of like goose bumps, as though they are constantly thrilled about something. You’re so right about the star shape — this is more of a constellation than a climber. What a beauty!

  2. This is such an interesting bloom – the colours and texture look so delicate, yet it is palm-sized! Amazing.

      1. It is indeed difficult to tell – and even when you’ve mentioned it, it still takes me a moment to adjust the scale in my head and imagine what it would be like in front of me! Kinda like viewing artwork digitally – it takes a while and it’s never quite the same as viewing it in person!

  3. oh isn’t this lovely. My clematis are still not in flower, lots of buds showing but way way behind on the flowering stage

    1. Montanas are out locally. I suspect I have missed one of my other favourites recently by being ill-inclined to climb up a hill to visit it in the rain.

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