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'William Kennett'

Deep mauve-blue flowers with purple or dark red stamens on white filaments and, before it fades, a bar light red towards the base. The centres of the tepals fade in the sun creating a two-tone effect. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves."

The International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 notes that "there is a discrepancy over the raiser, with some authorities .. attributing the breeding to Henry Cobbett".

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 6.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: G Jackman & Son
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: ic1875
Parentage: lanuginosa x patens
Other name(s): 'William Kenneth'; Mis-spelling: William Kennet

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 12-20cm
Tepals: 6-8; up to 5cm wide, elliptic to ovate, overlapping, apiculate, margin wavy
Leaves: simple or ternate

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The Jackmans