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'Jackmanii Superba'

Large deep blue-purple flowers with broader tepals than those of 'Jackmanii' and red shading along the midribs which fades with age. Greenish-cream anthers. The International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 notes that a number of modern publications list this cultivar as raised by Jackmans of Woking, however the Registrar could find no evidence for this. She further notes that many plants sold as 'Jackmanii Superba' are, in fact, 'Gipsy Queen'. 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."

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: T Cripps
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: rc1880 i1882
Parentage: Jackmanii x lanuginosa
Other name(s): 'x jackmanii 'Superba; x jackmanii 'Purpurea Superba'; 'Jackmanii Purpurea Superba'; 'Jackman's Superba'. Wrongly: 'Jackmani Superba'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 8-13(-15)cm
Tepals: 4(-6); 6-7.5cm long, 5.5-6.5cm wide, overlapping, margin toothed

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Thomas Cripps