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Clematis 'Sano-no-murasaki'

Medium velvet purple flowers with a red purple bar. Red-purple or brown anthers. The name means 'Sano violet'

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot1.0 - 1.5 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by:Sano Asai
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodotc1975
Other name(s):'Sanonomurasaki'; 'Sanono-murasaki'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 8-12cm
Tepals: 6-8; obovate, overlapping, long-pointed
Advice from Japan is that this variety should be a Group 1 for pruning purposes. A correspondent in Oregon, US says that there they treat it as a Group 3. I would be interested in further viewsÂ…

Database entry: 744