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Clematis 'Fairy Queen'

Large or very large pale pink flowers with a deeper pink stripe which darkens towards the base of the tepals. Pale brown or purplish anthers on whitish stamens. Fades in full sun. Early flowers occasionally semi-double. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves."

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:T Cripps
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodoti1875
Parentage: infodot lanuginosa  x;  patens (Chinese Form)
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 15-25cm
Tepals: 6-8; 7.5 - 11.5cm long, 4-6cm wide, elliptic, pointed

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Database entry: 167

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Thomas Cripps