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Clematis 'Princess of Wales' (1875)

Large pale, bluey mauve-lilac flowers with white filaments and brown-purple anthers, red towards the base. Named for the Danish Princess who married Edward VII in 1863 when he was Prince of Wales and who later became Queen Alexandra. Reintroduced into the UK from New Zealand in 1968 by Jim Fisk.

Confusingly, the name was re-used for a different Jackman cultivar in the following year.

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:G Jackman & Son
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodot1875
Parentage: infodot 'Violacea' (Noble) x unknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: (10-) 15-18cm
Tepals: 6-8; 7cm wide, broadly ovate, much overlapping, pointed, tip somewhat recurved

Database entry: 383

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

The Jackmans
Jim Fisk