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Small, semi-double, broadly bell-shaped, nodding or drooping flowers; deep blue with a narrow, paler margin, whole sepal flushing purple in cool weather. Staminodes sepaloid, flattening back towards the sepals as they mature, 4 cm long, slightly paler than sepals, very downy. Filaments creamy green, downy; anthers short, downy, yellow. Fruit-heads persistent.

So named because a pair of killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, nested under the original plant in 2007

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May Jun | Aug Sep Oct
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection (FRCC)
Country of origin: USA
Date raised: rn2007 i2012
Parentage: Chance seedling; parentage unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Tepals: 4; 5cm long, 1.5cm wide, gappy, ovate-lanceolate, long-pointed, margins curling back at maturity to give sepal a shape “like a canoe’s prow”