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Clematis 'Xichun'

Small, flat or flattish light violet flowers, becoming very pale violet in the centre and towards the base of the sepals. Flowers semi-double on old growth, single on new. Filaments white; connectives and anthers light yellow-green.

Xichun, was one of the twelve beauties of Jinling in "A Dream of Red Mansions".

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotApr May
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:L F Li, S A Wang, Y Li , P Wang
Country of origin:China
Date raised: infodotr2015 n2021
Parentage: infodot 'Diamond Ball'  (s) x unknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-15 cm
Tepals: 5-6; elliptic to slightly obovate, with gaps between and touching only at base, base cuneate, with slightly wavy-margins, tip acute with apiculate apex

Database entry: 4390