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'Emilia Plater'

Small to medium, blue-violet flowers with darker veins and bar. Cream or green-yellow anthers on white filaments.

Szczepan Marczynski, on his website, writes that he cultivar name "commemorates Emilia Plater, the brave officer, who, at the age of 25, was killed during the Polish November Uprising (1830-1831) against Russian occupation. She is recognized as the symbol of Polish women fighting for their country's independence. Many artists - poets, writers and painters - have used her as a motif in their works."

Group: Viticella group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Stefan Franczak
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r1967 f1970 i1986
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): viticella 'Emilia Plater'; Wrongly: 'Emilia Platter'; 'Emilie Plater'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-15cm
Tepals: 4; 5.5cm long, 4cm wide, margin crimped

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Brother Stefan Franczak