I am British, so I say “tomahto” even though I live in the land of the “tomayto” speakers. I also say “clemaytis,” along with others. Factions—on both sides of the Atlantic—say “clematis.” I think it’s one of those things where no one’s right and no one’s wrong. Like which way the toilet paper goes: over or under. (No, please don’t tell me.)
Anyway, the clematis is now in bloom in Washington.
Let’s call the whole thing off.