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'W E Gladstone'

Very large blue-lilac flowers, at first with a pinky red bar that fades with age. Grey-purple or dark red anthers on white or cream filaments (often tinged purple just under the anthers). Introduced in 1881 by Charles Noble and named after the then Prime Minister.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Charles Noble
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: i1881
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): 'William Gladstone'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: (15-) 20-25 (-28)cm
Tepals: 6-8; 7-10 (-11.5)cm long, 4-5cm wide, obovate to elliptic, overlapping, apiculate, margin slightly reflexed

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

Charles Noble