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Clematis 'Christine'

A beautiful pale lavender clematis which flowers both fully- and semi-double at the same time. Slight red stripe when first opened. Anthers cream with red connective. Found in a show garden labelled 'John Innes', but extensive research suggests that this referred to the compost it was planted in! (John Innes is a UK horticultural supplier.) The cultivar is named after the daughter of Steve and Jan Bird of Lincoln Green Nurseries who grew the plant on and introduced it to the market.

  
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Steve and Jan Bird
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotc2000
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-12cm
Tepals: 20+, 5.5cm long, 3cm wide, lanceolate, pointed, marin wavy, twisted
Leaves: ternate, wavy, downy on the underside

Database entry: 1854