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Clematis 'Fujimusume'

Large, sky-blue flowers with cream-yellow anthers. The name 'Fujimusume' means 'Girl Under Wisteria Bloom' and is the title of a girl's solo dance.

The International Clematis Register and Checklist 2002 gives the parentage of this cultivar as 'Asagasumi' x 'The President' on the basis that 'Asagiri' had not been traced and was probably an error. Just before the Register went to print, 'Asagiri' was traced and included, however the reference to a probable mistake was overlooked and went uncorrected.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Aug Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Seejuuroo Arai
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodot1952
Parentage: infodot'Asagiri' x 'The President'
Other name(s):Mis-spellings: 'Fuji Musume'; 'Fujimusumi'; 'Fuzimusume'; 'Huzimusume'; 'Fujimu Sumi'; 'Fuji-musume'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-15cm
Tepals: 6-8; elliptic or narrowly obovate, overlaping, short-pointed

Database entry: 176