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'Lady Bird Johnson'

Small, textured, deep purple-red flowers with a crimson bar. The edges of the tepals become more purple with age. Cream or pale yellow anthers. Named for the wife of US President Lyndon B Johnson who did much work towards the conservation of wild plants in Texas.

Group: Texensis group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Barry Fretwell
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: 1984
Parentage: 'Bees Jubilee' x C. texensis
Other name(s): texensis 'Ladybird Johnson'; texensis 'Lady Bird Johnson'; 'Lady Bird Johnson'

Further detail:

Tepals: 4; c.4cm long, recurved towards tip