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'Nelly Moser'

Large pale mauve-pink flowers - fading to white with time and/or strong sun - with a deep purple-pink bar. Red-purple to brown-red anthers. The flowers need protection from full sun to prevent fading. 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." RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Aspect: Semi-shade
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Moser et Fils
Country of origin: France
Date raised: i1897
Parentage: 'Belisaire' x 'Marcel Moser'
Other name(s): Mis-spellings: 'Nellie Moser'; 'Nally Moser'; 'Nelley Moser'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 14-18 (-20)cm
Tepals: 6-8 (-9); 7-9cm long, 3-4.5cm wide, overlapping, gappy at base, apiculate, margin wavy

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