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Photo © 2007 Tsuyoshi Isojima
Reverse of flower - Photo © 2007 Susan Wilson
Small to medium sized, velvety dark- or red-purple flowers, sometimes with a hint of a mauve bar. Dark red-purple or grey-purple anthers on greenish filaments. The variety received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
Viticella group Approximate height:
3.0 - 4.0 metres Flowering period(s):
Jul Aug Sep Aspect:
Any aspect Pruning:
Hard prune (Group 3) Raised by:
Francisque Morel Country of origin:
France Date raised:
b1914 ic1939 Parentage:
Other name(s): viticella
'Royal Velours'. Mis-spellings: 'Royal Velour'; 'Royal Verlours'
Flower diameter: 4-8 (-12)cm
Tepals: 4 (-6); obovate or rhomic, usually blunt, tip slightly recurved