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'Duchess of Waverly'

Large reddish-violet flowers which fade to light lavender blue, with only a reddish bar to show for the original colouring (note the lower flower in photograph #1). Creamy yellow anthers. Sometimes semi-double, but usually single flowers.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Wil-Chris Acres
Country of origin: USA
Date raised: ic1961
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-17.5cm
Tepals: 6; overlapping