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'Lady Caroline Nevill'

Large mauve flowers with a slightly darker bar, often semi-double (occasionally, fully double) in June, later in the year single. Anthers white but with red connective. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves." Our own experience suggests that this cultivar will fade virtually to white in full sun.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Cripps & Son
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: c1866 i1867
Parentage: lanuginosa x patens
Other name(s): 'Lady Caroline Neville'. Mis-spelling: 'Lady Caroline Nevil'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 12-18cm
Tepals: 6-8 (single form); elliptic, overlapping, apiculate

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Thomas Cripps