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Clematis 'Lily the Pink'

Small, bell-shaped, nodding flowers, inside pale pink, upper half with dark pink speckling coalescing into suffusion of colour towards tip, lower half with narrow white margins; outside deep pink with broad, creamy-white margins. Filaments hairy and, like anthers, creamy white. Styles greenish white. Presumably named after the 1968 song by 'The Scaffold'.

  
Group:Viorna and/or Viticella Group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Richard Hodson
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotr2009 n2013
Parentage: infodot 'Odoriba'  x  'Alba Luxurians'
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 3-4cm
Tepals: 4; 3-4cm long × 2.5 cm wide, elliptic, thick and fleshy, touching at base, slightly wavy margins, tip acute and becoming recurved

Database entry: 3896