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'Benedictus'

Large flowered pale lilac cultivar with purple anthers. The blooms change to white with age. Named by the breeder after his son-in-law, Bengt (Benedictus is the Latin form of the name).

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Magnus Johnson
Country of origin: Sweden
Date raised: r1956 n1980
Parentage: Seedling of 'Nelly Moser'
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 14-16(-20)cm
Tepals: 6(-7), 7-8cm long, 3.5-4cm wide, wavy margins

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Magnus Johnson