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Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

Medium to large flowers in early summer, small to medium sized later. Bright red to purple-red flowers with a pinker bar which fades with sun or age to a more purple colour. Anthers pale yellow-green to yellow on creamy-white filaments. 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."

Group:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 5.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Sun or semi-shade
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Francisque Morel
Country of origin:France
Date raised: infodoti1899
Parentage: infodot'Viviand Morel' x C. texensis
Other name(s):None known
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-15cm (early) 6-10cm (later)
Tepals: (4-) 6 (-7); 5-7.5cm long, 2.5-4.5cm wide, obovate, blunt but apiculate, overlapping, tip and margin recurved

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Database entry: 550