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Clematis BLUE BIRD 'Edomurasaki'

Large purple flowers (variously described as 'deep velvety purple', 'purple-blue', 'dark red-purple') with purple anthers on white filaments. According to Robin Savill the name 'Edomurasaki' means 'Old Edo Purple', Edo being the old name for Tokyo. The colour refers to the deep reddish-purple which was favoured as the high society colour during the Edo era (16th Century - 1868).

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Aug Sep Oct
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Seijozo Arai
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodot1952
Parentage: infodot'Asagasumi' x 'The President
Other name(s):'Edward Murasaki'; 'Edo Murasaki'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12-20cm
Tepals: 6-8, ovate, overlapping, apiculate with white point

Database entry: 153