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'Erecta'

Deep blue, bell-shaped flowers.

Additional information comes from Le Bêle originally writing in Bulletin de la Société d’Horticulture de la Sarthe 12, and reproduced in The Garden p. 240 Sept 24, 1898. He describes 'Erecta' as follows :

C. ERECTA
This Viticella, which stands about 20 inches high, is a hybrid, with larger deep blue flowers than C. nana.

Our thanks to Paul Margot for unearthing this additional information.

Group: Viticella group
Approximate height: 1.0 or less metres
Country of origin: ?France
Date raised: b1874
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): viticella 'Erecta'