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HUDSON RIVER 'Zo06137'

Small- to medium-sized, deep violet flowers tinged dark greyish-purple when young. Filaments strong violet at base, creamy white above, ageing white; connectives brilliant yellow becoming brown; anthers pale yellow-green. The breeder places this in the diversifolia group which the International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 includes within the integrifolia group.

This cultivar produces very decorative, silvery seedheads which are marketed by Marginpar seperately as 'cut flowers' under the name AMAZING KIBO. Kibo is named after one of the tops of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Group: Integrifolia group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
USDA zones: 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: J van Zoest Beheer BV
Country of origin: Holland
Date raised: r2004 n2006 i2014
Parentage: withheld
Other name(s): SO MANY BLUE FLOWERS; wrongly: x diversifolia 'Hudson River'; Cut seedheads: AMAZING KIBO

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 6-9cm
Tepals: 4-6; 5cm long × 3cm wide, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, gappy to touching, with slightly wavy margins and tips long-pointed and sometimes twisted