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'Belle d'Orleans'

Large violet flowers with purple anthers. This name appears in Spingarn's 1935 lists but the form now seems lost to cultivation. If you know otherwise, or have further details, please get in touch.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Dauvesse
Country of origin: France
Date raised: 1863
Parentage: Seedling of patens
Other name(s): None known