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Large rich velvet-purple flowers with dark reddish-purple anthers. Beware confusion with 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' which has also been sold under the trade name ROYAL VELVET.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Raymond Evison
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: 1993
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): Wrongly: 'Royal Velvet'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-15cm
Tepals: 6-8, overlapping

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Raymond J Evison