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Clematis 'Purpurea Elegans'

Deep purple-violet flowers which fade to blue. Anthers pinky-brown. The last listing given by Magnus Johnson for this cultivar is in 1935, Riekstina has the name on a list of 77 cultivars introduced into Latvia between 1870 and 1910. 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." It now appears to be lost from cultivation - please contact us if you know otherwise.

  
Group:Early large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Cripps & Son
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotb 1874
Parentage: infodot
Other name(s):lanuginosa purpurea
  
Further detail:  infodot
Tepals: 8

Database entry: 1208

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Thomas Cripps