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'Duchess of Albany' (Jackman)

Small to medium, bell-shaped (often described as tulip-shaped), bright pink flowers with a darker bar. All the literature says that 'Duchess of Albany' has creamy anthers. A thread on the 'Garden Buddies' website in August 2007 started a comparison of flowers world-wide and, in fact, the form widely available today has pink anthers. (See bottom photograph.)

This plant was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit in 1897 and the Award of Garden Merit in 1993. 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: Texensis group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: A G Jackman
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: r1890 i1894
Parentage: texensis x 'Star of India'
Other name(s): texensis 'Duchess of Albany'; x pseudococcinea 'Duchess of Albany'; texensis 'Duchess of Alba'; texensis 'Countess of Albany'; etc

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 5-8cm
Tepals: 4-6; 4-6cm long, fleshy, pointed, tip recurved

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The Jackmans