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Clematis 'Monte Cassino'

Large, vivid red flowers with cream-yellow anthers on creamy filaments. Introduced into the UK by Jim Fisk.

Szczepan Marczynski, on his website, writes that the cultivar name "commemorates the battle for the strongly fortified hill of that name to the south of Rome, Italy. It was a key point of the Gustav line fortification. Three attempts of the allies' forces failed. Eventually the Polish 2nd Corps succeeded in capturing it after one week of very hard struggle in May 1944, and thus opened the way to Rome to the allies' forces. There is a Polish military cemetery on Monte Cassino."

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Stefan Franczak
Country of origin:Poland
Date raised: infodotr1975 f1978 i1986
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-16 (-20)cm
Tepals: 6; 6cm long, 4cm wide, broadly elliptic, overlapping, rounded, margin wavy

Database entry: 325

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

Brother Stefan Franczak
Jim Fisk