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Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'

Large to very large lavender blue flowers with attractive darker veining and brown anthers, sometimes early flowers are semi-double (see third picture). In 1993 the variety was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. In 1912, William Robinson in his book 'The Virgin's Bower' lists this cultivar as "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves."

Unusually, we have included a fourth flower picture (not, we know, a seedhead!) which shows just how large these flowers can get in good growing conditions.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Jul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Charles Noble
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodot1873
Parentage: infodot'Fortunei' x 'Jackmanii'
Other name(s):Mis-spellings: 'Mrs Cholmodley'; 'Mrs Cholmondley'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12-23cm
Tepals: 6(-8); 7-9cm long, 4.5-5cm wide, elliptic, gappy at base, apiculate

Click here for the text of an IClS article about this clematis

Database entry: 329

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

Charles Noble