Four years ago, I saw a Lemon Chiffon Clematis at the garden center. It was very small and had no buds on it. The description said that flowers are pale yellow cream with a hint of pink. A picture of the lemon chiffon cake came to mind. Mmm, lemon chiffon... This is probably the only time my mouth has watered while shopping for plants. I had to get it.
And four years, I have waited for its first bud.
And this year is the year. The first bud appeared.
The flower opened today. It sure is beautiful, but lemon chiffon?
Not so much.
Hint of pink? I'd say more than a hint.