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'Kiri Te Kanawa'

Large deep violet-blue fully double flowers on both old and new growth, later flowers are slightly paler. Cream to yellow anthers on whitish filaments. Below each flower is a whorl of rounded, mottled cream leaves. Named for the New Zealand opera singer.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): May Jun Sep
Aspect: Sun or semi-shade
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: Barry Fretwell
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: 1986
Parentage: Beauty of Worcester x 'Chalcedony' 'Beauty of Worcester
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: (7-) 10-15cm
Tepals: finely pointed