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Clematis 'Perle d'Azur'

Semi-nodding, flattish, pale blue flowers with yellow anthers. The tepals have a deep midrib with a pink-purple flush towards the base. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. William Robinson writes in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' (1912), "The beauty of [this hybrid] cannot be described in words."

Group:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Francisque Morel
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodot1885
Parentage: infodotC. lanuginosa caerulea x C. viticella 'Modesta'
Other name(s):Mis-spellings: 'Pearl de Azure'; 'Perle de Azure'; 'Perle de Arzure'; 'Pearl d'Azur'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 8-15cm
Tepals: 4-6; 5-7cm long, 3.5-4.5cm wide, rhombic, overlapping or gappy, tip and margin recurved

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Database entry: 365