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Clematis 'Sir Edward Elgar'

Medium sized, semi-double, broadly bell-shaped flowers, inside greyish red fading with age, outside purple midribs and shading to white near the base. Fruit heads persistent.

Named after the noted English composer (1857-1934), who lived in Malvern – where the Richards' nursery is based – between 1881 and 1904.

Group:Atragene group
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by:John Richards
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotni2015
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):'Elgar'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 9cm
Tepals: 4; 6cm long, 2.5cm wide, elliptic, ribby beneath, touching at base, with very slightly wavy margins, long-pointed. Staminodes in two whorls: outer of 12-15 sepaloids, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, with acuminate tips, giving the flower a spiky appearance; inner with 15-20 spatulate, stamen-like organs less than half the length of outer whorl, opening with pale green tips on whitish filaments, becoming creamy.

Database entry: 3942