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Clematis 'Proteus'

Large rose-purple to petunia-purple flowers, semi-fully double in June/July, single (picture 3) in August/September. The double flowers have up to 100 petaloids in 10 rows. White filaments and creamy-yellow anthers. Introduced by Charles Noble of Sunningdale in 1876. (C. viticella 'Grandiflora' x 'Fortunei'.) In myth Proteus was a Greek god who could change shape at will.

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Charles Noble
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodot1876
Parentage: infodotC. viticella 'Grandiflora' x 'Fortunei'
Other name(s):'The Premier'; 'Protaeus'

Database entry: 617

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Charles Noble