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Very deep violet-blue flowers with greenish-yellow filaments and anthers. 'Aotearoa' is the Maori name for New Zealand, and translates as 'land of the long white cloud'.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Alister Keay
Country of origin: New Zealand
Date raised: r1992 n1994 i1995
Parentage: Chance seedling
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-12.5cm
Tepals: (4-) 6; 6cm long, 4.5cm wide, overlapping, tip slightly recurved, margin wavy

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