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x durandii

Medium to large, semi-nodding, deeply ribbed, violet-blue flowers which fade to a paler blue. Cream or yellow anthers. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Some authors give the parentage as integrifolia x 'Jackmanii' following comments made in 1907; these are now thought to be wrong.

Approximate height: 1.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Durand Frères
Country of origin: France
Date raised: i1870
Parentage: integrifolia x lanuginosa
Other name(s): 'Durandii'; integrifolia 'Durandii'; semperflorens; integrifolia 'Semperflorens'; 'Semperflorens'; x diversifolia 'Durandii';

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 7-14cm
Tepals: 4-6; 8cm long, 3.5-4cm wide, pointed
Leaves: simple

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