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Clematis 'John Gould Veitch'

Large double or semi-double flowers, initially lavender blue but later fading rather to white with a hint of blue. Creamy-yellow anthers. Some growers claim to be able to detect a scent. Collected in Japan by Robert Fortune in 1862 this is a (semi-) double form of C. patens.

It has been suggested that this is the same form as C. patens 'Ruriokoshi', but this remains a speculation.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Aug Sep
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodoti1867
Other name(s):'Fortunei Coerulea'; patens flore pleno; Veitchi
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-14cm
Tepals: lanceolate, clawed

Database entry: 446