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Pale violet flowers with deep violet, almost black, anthers. Very free-flowering. Ideal for containers due to its compact habit. A seedling of 'The President' raised in Germany at the nursery of Friedrich Manfred, Westphal in 1982. (Magnus Johnson in Slaktet Klematis has 1989 - RG). 'Königskind' means child of a king. In late 2003, UK nurseries started selling this form under the name 'Blue Blood'.
Text © 1999 Robin Savill/2000 Richard Green
Early large-flowered group Approximate height:
1.5 - 2.0 metres Flowering period(s):
May Jun Sep Aspect:
Any aspect USDA zones:
4 5 6 7 8 9 Pruning:
Light prune (Group 2) Raised by:
Friedrich Manfred Country of origin:
Germany Date raised:
Seedling of 'The President'
'Blue Blood'; KOENIGSSOHN
; Wrongly: 'Köenigssohn'
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