Clematis on the Web
Reverse of flower - Photo © 2012 F Blackwood
Medium sized, flattish flowers, very pale pink inside, outside with bar suffused dark purplish pink (like Tetrarose) on 3 or 4 of the tepals. Filaments and anthers opening yellow, maturing to cream. A seedling found beneath the presumed parent (Tetrarose) but with flowers twice its size and beautifully scented.
The upper photograph shows two flowers of 'Chrissie Wright' flanking a flower of the presumed parent 'Tetrarose'.
Montana group Fragrant:
Yes Approximate height:
2.5 - 3.0 metres Flowering period(s):
May Jun Pruning:
No pruning (Group 1) Raised by:
F Blackwood Date raised:
rc2007 n2012 Parentage:
montana var. rubens Tetrarose (s) × unknown
Flower diameter: 8-10cm
Tepals: 4; 5cm long, 5cm wide, almost circular, overlapping or slightly gappy, margins ruffled and somewhat notched, tips truncate and sometimes emarginate (having a notched margin)