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Clematis 'Ben's Beauty'

Medium to large, nodding, bell-shaped, purple-red flowers with a white margin. Inside strongly flushed red-purple at the base of the sepals, shading, through red-purple veins over a white ground, to white at the margins and tip Filaments and anthers cream. Fruit heads persistent. Named after the late Ben Clifton, who selected it.

Group:Atragene group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by:B Clifton
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodotr c1996 n2011
Parentage: infodot koreana  (or koreana hybrid) × unknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12cm
Tepals: 4; 7cm long, 4cm wide, overlapping and touching at base, gappy above, ribby, wavy-margined, long-pointed, with tips sometimes slightly recurved
Leaves: Leaves biternate, dark green, with margins irregularly toothed and lobed

Database entry: 3833