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Clematis 'Helena'

White flowers with yellowish stamens. This cultivated form of patens was introduced from Japan in 1836 by von Siebold but now appears to be lost from cultivation.

In the plate from L'Illustration Horticole 1854, 'Helena' is the right-hand flower.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Country of origin:Japan
Other name(s):azurea helena; patens var helena; patens 'Helena'; patens 'Helène'; Mis-spelling: 'Helene'
Further detail:  infodot
Tepals: 6-8; elliptic, pointed, somewhat gappy
Leaves: ternate

Database entry: 1188