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Photo © 2004 Thorncroft Clematis Nursery
Bud - Photo © 2007 Susan Wilson
Small, double or semi-double, nodding, bell-shaped, blue flowers. Filaments white, anthers yellow.
Atragene group Approximate height:
2.5 - 3.0 metres Flowering period(s):
Apr May Aspect:
Any aspect Pruning:
No pruning (Group 1) Raised by:
New Leaf Plants Country of origin:
United Kingdom Date raised:
r1998 n2002 i2005 Parentage:
Sport from 'Frankie'
Other name(s): alpina
Flower diameter: 3 - 4cm
Tepals: 4; 2-4cm long, 1-2cm wide, narrowly elliptic with acute tips. Staminodes usually numerous; either short, creamy yellow, broadly paddle-shaped and petaloid, 1-2 cm long, or blue, tinged purple, narrowly sepaloid, more or less equalling sepals in length, giving the flower a spiky appearance