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Clematis 'Etoile Rose'

The cherry pink bells are edged in silver and borne from July to the first frosts, I do not find this the easiest of clematis to grow as it is prone to mildew, so avoid dry situations, but when happy it is vigorous and can be grown in sun or semi shade, hard prune in spring. Clematis 'Etoile Rose' first appeared in 1903 in the catalogue of Lemoine of France, the parentage given was interesting, as the cross was C. viticella X C. x globulosa (globulosa was in itself a hybrid of C. texensis and C. hirsutissima var. scottii) making it rather more a viticella than a texensis! (Where it has been listed in the past) It now forms part of the viticella collection

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