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'W E Gladstone'
Photo © 2007 Susan Wilson
Photo © 2006 Peer K Sorensen
Reverse of flower - Photo © 2007 Richard Green
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.
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:
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
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