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Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa'

Large deep violet-blue fully double flowers on both old and new growth, later flowers are slightly paler. Cream to yellow anthers on whitish filaments. Below each flower is a whorl of rounded, mottled cream leaves. Named for the New Zealand opera singer.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.0 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Barry Fretwell
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodot1986
Parentage: infodot 'Beauty of Worcester'  x  'Chalcedony'
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: (7-) 10-15cm
Tepals: finely pointed

Database entry: 474