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Large rose-purple to petunia-purple flowers, semi-fully double in June/July, single (picture 3) in August/September. The double flowers have up to 100 petaloids in 10 rows. White filaments and creamy-yellow anthers. Introduced by Charles Noble of Sunningdale in 1876. (C. viticella 'Grandiflora' x 'Fortunei'.) In myth Proteus was a Greek god who could change shape at will.
Early large-flowered group Approximate height:
2.5 - 3.0 metres Flowering period(s):
Jun Jul Aug Sep Aspect:
Light prune (Group 2) Raised by:
Charles Noble Country of origin:
United Kingdom Date raised:
C. viticella 'Grandiflora' x 'Fortunei'
'The Premier'; 'Protaeus'
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