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Clematis 'Mrs Melville'

Very large mauve flowers. The last listing given by Magnus Johnson for this cultivar is in 1935, Riekstina has the name (as 'Mrs Merville' - we presume it to be one and the same) on a list of 77 cultivars introduced into Latvia between 1870 and 1910. It now appears to be lost from cultivation - please contact us if you know otherwise.

Group:Late large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:I Anderson-Henry
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodot1876
Parentage: infodotlanuginosa x 'Fortunei'
Other name(s):'Mrs Melville'; 'Mrs Merville'?
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: to 21cm

Database entry: 1205