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'Pallida' (Fortune)

Very large, very pale blue flowers. According to the International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 it was found in a garden in Japan and introduced into Europe by Robert Fortune in 1850. It is very similar to lanuginosa itself and may be synonymous.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Country of origin: Japan
Date raised: i1856
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): lanuginosa var pallida; lanuginosa 'Pallida'; 'Lanuginosa Pallida'; lanuginosa ? - see above

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 26cm
Tepals: 6-7; broadly elliptic, pointed