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Clematis 'YĆ«gao'

Small, nodding or drooping, broadly bell-shaped, citrus-scented flowers. Outside purple at base shading through pale purple to greenish white at margins and tips, inside greenish white sometimes flushed purplish pink. Filaments greenish creamy yellow; anthers creamy yellow. Leaves brownish when young. Fruit-heads persistent. Named after one of the characters in the tale of Genji (Genji monogatari, a very old Japanese novel), but also the name for moonflower (Ipomoea alba) or for bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria).

  
Group:?Viorna group
Fragrant:Yes
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Kazushige Ozawa
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodotf1999 s2000 ni2007
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 3.5cm
Tepals: 4; 4cm long, 2cm wide, thick and fleshy, long-pointed, tips slightly recurved, margins irregularly wavy, touching towards base
Leaves: pinnate

Database entry: 3668