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'Gipsy Queen'

Large deep purple flowers with red or purple anthers. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. 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 flowers can fade to almost white in full sun. Can be treated as a Group 2 to get large, early flowers.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Semi-shade
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Cripps & Son
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: i1877
Parentage: patens x 'Jackmanii'
Other name(s): Mis-spelling: 'Gypsy Queen'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-17cm
Tepals: (4-) 6; 5-7cm long, 2.5-4cm wide, obovate, gappy at base, toothed margin

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Thomas Cripps