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EXCITING 'Zoexci'

Small, flat purple flowers. Filaments cream; anthers yellowish. Notable glossy red-purple buds. The raisers classify this cultivar as a member of the Patens Group which the International Clematis Register and Checklist includes within the 'Early large-flowered group', but the flower size suggests Small-flowered Division. Awarded bronze medal at Plantarium 2012.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.0 - 1.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
USDA zones: 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: J van Zoest BV
Country of origin: Holland
Date raised: r2004 ni2011
Parentage: withheld
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 3-5cm
Tepals: (4-5-)6; 4cm long, 2cm wide, broadly elliptic, overlapping, touching, blunt – but with margins tending to be strongly inrolled, giving flower a somewhat star-shaped appearance