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Clematis 'Marie Boisselot'

Large rounded white flowers with a faint pink flush on opening, but becoming pure white. Pale yellow anthers. 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."

'Marie Boisselot' is extremely similar to 'Mevrouw Le Coultre' which is sometimes (wrongly) listed as a synonym. Victoria Matthews, the International Clematis Registrar, notes that the anthers on 'Marie Boisselot' are completely yellow whilst on 'Madame Le Coultre' the connectives quickly go black at the tip.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Auguste Boisselot
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodotrc1885 i1890
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):Mis-spellings: 'Marie Boisellot'; 'Marie Boisellet'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 15-20 (22)cm
Tepals: 6-8; overlapping, blunt, mucronate

Database entry: 277