Clematis 'Haru Ichiban' - The texture of the flowers is somewhat mottled in appearance as if they were made of a more porous fabric. The veining and the paler central bar is accentuated by the downward slope of the sepals making the flowers look as if they were about to take flight. The white filaments are a fine contrast with their red anther tips. Individual flowers are 3 to 4 inches in width. The name translates to "first in spring." May and June; August and September. 6-7 ft.