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'Alba Luxurians'

Viticella type. White flowers with green-tipped tepals and a pale green bar on the reverse. The amount of green depends on the amount of sunlight the flowers get - a lot of sun will result in less green colouring. Very deep purple anthers. This most unusual cultivar was raised by Veitch & Son c.1900. Vigorous and free-flowering. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Group: Viticella group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Veitch & Son
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: c1900
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): viticella 'Alba Luxurians'; LIME TWIST

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 7.5cm
Tepals: 4(-6), blunt, recurved

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