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'Beauty of Richmond'

Large, lavender-blue flowers with deeper blue bar and yellow or light brown anthers. Can be hard pruned (Group 3) at the expense of the early flowers.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Russels Nursery
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: 1935
Parentage: Unknown
Other name(s): Mis-spelling: 'Beauty in Richmond'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-20cm
Tepals: 6(-8); elliptic, pointed
Leaves: simple or ternate