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'Blue Ravine'

Large to very large, violet-blue flowers with deeper midribs and veining on the wavy-edged tepals. Dark red or purple anthers on whitish stamens. Donated to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden for registration, propagation and release. May bleach in direct sun. Believed to be an open pollinated hybrid of C 'Nelly Moser' and C 'Ramona'.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Fragrant: Yes
Approximate height: 2.0 - 2.5 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Conrad Eriandson
Country of origin: Canada
Date raised: rc1978 fn1979
Parentage: ?'Nelly Moser' x ?'Ramona'
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 15-20cm (smaller on young plants)
Tepals: 7-8; 9-13mm long, broadly elliptic, wavy edges
Leaves: simple or ternate