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Clematis 'Asao'

Large deep pink flowers with paler central bar, darker margins and yellow anthers. Single or semi-double. This Japanese variety was introduced into the UK early in the 1980s. Asao used to be a popular lady's name in Japanese high society; it is also the name of the town where its breeder lives.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Kasushige Ozawa
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodot1971
Parentage: infodot'Ernest Markham' x 'Star of India (Japanese type)
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12-20cm
Tepals: (5-) 6-8, broadly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, pointed

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Database entry: 34