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Clematis 'Maria Sklodowska Curie'

Medium to large, semi-double or double, dome-shaped, white flowers which may be tinged pale green (particularly sepals and outer staminodes, or whole flower during cold weather) or, on first opening, pale greenish yellow (especially along midvein). Filaments cream; anthers pale yellow. Fruit-heads persistent.

Named in honour of the Polish-born scientist (1867-1934) who carried out pioneering research into radioactivity, discovered the elements polonium and radium, and was awarded Nobel Prizes in both physics and chemistry.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:S Marczynski
Country of origin:Poland
Date raised: infodotr1999 n2011 i2014
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12-15cm
Sepals/staminodes: approximately 40; 6-7cm long, 1-4cm wide, broadly elliptic, overlapping, with slightly wavy margins, long-pointed with acuminate tip

Database entry: 3908

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

Szczepan Marczynski