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'Grunwald'

Medium to large, velvety dark violet-purple flowers with a slightly paler bar. Filaments creamy yellow-green; connectives and anthers violet-purple. Fruit-heads persistent. The name commemorates the village in north-east Poland where, on 15 July 1410, during one of the largest Medieval European battles, the Polish-Lithuanian military forces decisively defeated the German-Prussian Teutonic knights.

Group: Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Szczepan Marczynski
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r2004 ni2014
Parentage: withheld
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-12cm
Tepals: 6; 5-5.5cm long, 3.5-4cm wide, broadly elliptic, touching (with basal margins of sepals down-turned), with slightly wavy margins, tips acuminate to cuspidate and slightly recurved

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Szczepan Marczynski