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Deep wine red flowers with a small white spot at the base of each tepal and deep reddish-purple anthers. Confusingly, this has sometimes been sold as viticella 'Rubra' which is a much older form than this introduction from Lemoine et fils.

Group: Viticella group
Approximate height: 3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jul Aug Sep
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by: Lemoine et Fils
Country of origin: France
Date raised: 1883
Other name(s): viticella 'Kermesina'; viticella kermesinus Wrongly: viticella rubra; viticella 'Rubra'; 'Rubra' (see note above); 'Karmesina'

Further detail:

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