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Clematis 'Rüütel'

Large to very large, beetroot-red flowers with purple or pale purple filaments and brown anthers. 'Rüütel', means 'Knight'. (Magnus Johnson in The Genus Clematis quotes a Kivistik catalog as saying that the parentage is 'Ernest Markham' x free pollination; the International Clematis Register and Checklist, quoting Riekstina & Radina, says that the second parent is 'Valge Daam'.) Arnold Rüütel (b. 1928) was Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Estonia from 1990-1992 and served as president of the Republic of Estonia from 2001-2006.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot1.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:U & A Kivistik
Country of origin:USSR/Estonia
Date raised: infodotri1982
Parentage: infodot'Ernest Markham' x 'Valge Daam'
Other name(s):'Ryytel'; KIVIRÜÜT
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 12-20 cm
Tepals: 6(-7); elliptic, apiculate, margin wavy

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Database entry: 402

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Uno and Aili Kivistik