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Clematis 'Madame Édouard André'

Deep ruby-red flowers with contrasting cream stamens. Another superb variety raised by Veillard of Orleans. Introduced around 1893 (Riekstina has 1892). The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. 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:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Veillard
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodotc1893
Parentage: infodotC. Jackmanii (s) x C. patens Source: A. G. Jackman, Journ. RHS 24, 315-322, 1900
Other name(s):'Mme Edouard André'; 'America's Popular Red'. Mis-spellings: 'Madame Edouard Andre'; 'Madame Edouard Andr'e'

Database entry: 271