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'Dilly Dilly'

Large, deep lavender-mauve flowers. (From a line in an old children's rhyme Lavender blue, dilly dilly.)

Frank Watkinson's 1989 catalogue suggests that this form should not be pruned at all, but that is unusual advice for what is clearly a Group 2 plant. Our thanks to John Skill for providing the catalogue information.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Frank Watkinson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: i1988
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-20cm