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Clematis 'Madame van Houtte'

Large to very large white flowers shaded purple or mauve. Grey-purple anthers on whitish filaments. Particularly large stamens (to 2.4cm). 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." Although this form is occasionally found listed in specialist catalogues it seems to be something of a rarity.

  
Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Cripps & Son
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodoti1867
Parentage: infodotLanuginosa x unknown
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 15-25cm
Tepals: 6-8; 7.5-9cm long, 4-5.5cm wide, elliptic, pointed, margin crinkled

Database entry: 273

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Thomas Cripps