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'The President'

Large purple-blue flowers with paler bar and pinky-white filaments and red anthers. Early flowers can sometimes be semi-double (first photograph). The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Sep Oct
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Charles Noble
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: rb 1873 ic1876
Parentage: 'Jackmanii' x C. patens seedling
Other name(s): 'President'; 'Président

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 13-20cm
Tepals: 6-8; 6.5-8.5cm long, 3.5-4.5cm wide, ovate to elliptic, overlapping, long-pointed, margin slightly wavy
Leaves: simple or ternate

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Charles Noble