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Clematis 'Arabella' (Fretwell 1994)

Semi-nodding, flowers which start out deep, purple-blue but which lighten with age to reveal pink-mauve veining and bar. Cream or creamy-yellow anthers. Named for the wife of Lieutenant General John Kiszely, MC - the daughter of Lord and Lady Herschell.

Not to be confused with a much older, white cultivar raised by Lemoine & Fils, now apparently lost.

Group:Integrifolia group
Approximate height: infodot1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Aspect:Any aspect
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Barry Fretwell
Country of origin:United Kingdom
Date raised: infodoti1990
Parentage: infodot Possibly integrifolia  x  lanuginosa  but uncertain
Other name(s):x diversifolia 'Arabella'; integrifolia 'Arabella';
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 7.5-9cm
Tepals: 4-8; obovate to narrowly oblong, spreading, gappy

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Database entry: 110