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Small, drooping, bell-shaped, scented flowers, shiny, deep brownish purple-violet. Pale green staminiodes. Best grown in full sun to encourage the scent. Originally named 'Brunette', the cultivar was later renamed 'Catullus' (after the Roman poet) but the original name is still used.

Group: Atragene group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Aspect: Sunny
USDA zones: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Magnus Johnson
Country of origin: Sweden
Date raised: 1979
Parentage: C. koreana var fragrans x C. fauriei
Other name(s): 'Catullus'; barbellate 'Brunette'; koreana 'Brunette; koreana 'Brunet'; 'Koreana Brunette'; alpina 'Brunette'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 4-6cm
Tepals: 4, 3.5-4.5cm long, 1.3-2cm wide. heavily ridged, lanceolate to olblong-elliptic, pointed
Leaves: ternate

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Magnus Johnson