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Clematis 'Shirley Slade-Bennett'

Small, nodding then outward-facing, broadly bell-shaped, reddish-pink flowers. Filaments and anthers yellow. Fruit-heads persistent.

Named after the raiser’s wife. Apparently this plant is much less susceptible to mildew than its ‘Étoile Rose’ parent.

  
Group:Viticella group
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:T Bennett
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotr2006 n2012
Parentage: infodot 'Etoile Rose'  (s) × unknown (open-pollinated, possibly from  'Minuet' )
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 6cm
Tepals: 4(-5); 3-4.5cm long, 1.5cm wide, narrowly elliptic, gappy, with somewhat wavy margins, rounded at tip but with a distinct apiculus, tips slightly to strongly recurved

Database entry: 3874