Ten year ago when I left my last house, one of the plants that I dug up to take with me was quite an unusual clematis. It had taken me quite a while to find, but now it’s easily sourced.
It was created in the botanic gardens in the Crimea, hence it’s a tough little beauty. Every year I ignore it and back it comes to flower for several weeks each summer.
When I found this clematis, she was known as Ajonushka, now she seems to have several versions, Alyonushka, Alionushka and Aljenushka. Whatever you choose to call her, if you see her in your garden centre, she’s worth every penny!
8 thoughts on “Aljonushka, a favourite plant”
She’s a beauty!
Thank you, Gilly for introducing this beauty! 🙂
What a well-behaved plant!!
Her many names remind me of reading a Russian novel! You’ve photographed her devotedly. I like plants that thrive despite – which reminds them are rocket seedlings in the garage that probably won’t thrive if I don’t plant them.
I’m a clematis fan. Haven’t seen this one up here xx
Such a pretty little plant with a rather tongue twisting name
It looks like a bell. I’m sure when the wind blows the petals flutter like a butterfly.
Very pretty, Gilly. I’m sure you’re happy you dug it up and brought it with you. Lovely color too.
She looks lovely Gilly! I’m a clematis fan .. 🙂