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'Lavender Twirl'

Small, drooping, broadly bell-shaped flowers: inside mainly creamy white in centre of sepal from base, feathering into lavender-blue margins and tips; outside first opening purplish blue, then swiftly becoming two-toned with lavender-blue bar (clearly bounded by midribs) and broad, white margins. Filaments greenish; anthers white. Grown from seed obtained in the British Clematis Society annual seed exchange.

Group: Viticella group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Jack Gittoes
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: r2004 fn2006 i2011
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 4-6cm
Tepals: 4-6; 3-4cm long, 2.5cm wide, broadly elliptic to rhomboidal, slightly overlapping or touching at base, margins wavy and finely cut, tip obtuse and slightly to strongly recurved