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Clematis 'La France'

Large flowers of deep, glossy violet-purple with purple-brown anthers. Bred by Gégu, Anders, France around 1886. This cultivar is mentioned by Markham (1935) and Whitehead (1959) but now appears to be lost from cultivation - please contact us if you know otherwise. William Robinson writes in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' (1912), "The beauty of [this hybrid] cannot be described in words."

Group:Late large-flowered group
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Gégu
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodotc1886
Parentage: infodotlanuginosa x 'Jackmani'
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 20cm
Tepals: 6-8, wavy margin

Database entry: 1143