CLEMATIS 'OMOSHIRO', Elegant large-flowered Japanese variety has tepals of light pink suffused with delicate color originating from deep reddish pink edges and reverses. Anthers are reddish purple on white filaments. The cultivar name means "amusing, interesting". Both words are fitting for this lightly fragrant recent introduction. Size: 6'-8' tall . Bloom time: Early to mid summer, late summer.. Plant zones: 4-9. 5-7 inch blooms. 1 plant $18.95
Japan. Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play the shamisen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.