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Clematis 'Supernova'

Large, double, flattish flowers opening deep pink along broad midrib, shading to narrow, mid-pink margins, the margins becoming broader and paler - to very pale pink - with age. Filaments and anthers white. Whilst the parentage is unknown, Robin Mitchell suspects that this is 'Star Burst' self-seeded - although 'Evipo039' DIAMANTHINA was briefly grown nearby and may have been involved.

Not to be confused with SUPER NOVA from Wim Snoeijer in Holland.

  
Group:Late large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Robin Mitchell
Country of origin:New Zealand
Date raised: infodotni2010
Parentage: infodot Unknown but probably 'Star Burst' ('RobloM')  (self-seeded) and possibly involving  DIAMANTINA 'Evipo039'
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 16cm
Tepals: (5-) 8; 6cm long, 4cm wide, broadly elliptic, long-pointed, margins folding inwards in young flowers, touching and wavy. Staminodes numerous, white with a central pink stripe, 3cm long, 1.5 cm wide, oval, long-pointed.
Leaves: ternate

Database entry: 3785