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Clematis cirrhosa

An evergreen form with small nodding, bell-shaped flowers, greeny-white or cream but speckled inside reddish-brown. Cream or yellow anthers. Charles de Lescluse, writing in 1601, says that he first encountered cirrhosa in 1565 growing in Andalusia but it is not thought that he introduced it into cultivation then. Authorities differ as to whether it was introduced in 1590 or 1596.

Group:Cirrhosa group
Approximate height: infodot7.0 or more metres
Flowering period(s): infodotNov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Country of origin:Mediterranean area
Parentage: infodotSpecies
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 2-7cm
Tepals: 4(-5); 1.5-3.5cm long, obovate or elliptic
Leaves: simple, 3-lobed or ternate

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Database entry: 123