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Clematis 'Akaishi'

Large deep purple flowers with a red bar. Silvery-purple or red anthers. According to Toomey & Leeds and the International Clematis Register and Checklist, 'Akaishi' is the name of a Japanese mountain; Robin Savill contends that it means 'Red Stone' and is the name of a Japanese town.

In our experience, this form seems to be somewhat variable. In the first photo the red bar is so wide as to almost overwhelm the purple, in the second the red is more muted and contained, the third image lies somewhere between the two!

Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotMay Jun Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:Sakata no Tane Co
Country of origin:Japan
Date raised: infodotib1996
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):Mis-spelling: 'Akasihi'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 15-20cm
Tepals: 8, wavy margins

Database entry: 7