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Clematis 'Grand Duchess'

Very large, bluish-white flowers with brownish-purple anthers. This Cripps' cultivar is mentioned by Markham (1935) and Whitehead (1959) but now appears to be lost from cultivation - please contact us if you know otherwise. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves."

  
Group:Late large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Cripps & Son
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotc1875
Other name(s):Mis-spelling: 'Grand Duchesse'
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: up to 25cm
Tepals: 8, not overlapping, narrow elliptic

Database entry: 1140

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Thomas Cripps