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Clematis 'Star of India' (Cripps - UK)

Large reddish-purple semi-nodding flowers with a vivid red bar. Greenish-cream stamens. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves." The variety received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993. This is the form widely available in the west, not to be confused with 'Star of India' (Japanese type).

Group:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Cripps & Son
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodoti1867
Parentage: infodotlanuginosa x 'Jackmanii'
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-13 (-16)cm
Tepals: 4-6; 5.5-6.5 (-7.5)cm long, 3.5-4.5cm wide, elliptic or sub-rhombic, apiculate

Database entry: 428

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Thomas Cripps