Thursday, 17 July 2014

Clematis 'Etoile Violette', 'Black Prince' and 'Rooguchi'

Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette'

A number of Clematis have been planted around the college gardens since last autumn and are putting on a wonderful display during their first summer.
Against the wall, at the bottom of the quad, Clematis viticella 'Etoile Violette' is producing a copious amount of single, deep purple flowers with a cream centre.

Clematis viticella 'Black Prince'

Around the corner from the quad, through the lower archway on a south facing wall, Clematis viticella 'Black Prince' is producing a large amount of almost black flowers amongst the yellow and crimson flowers of the Abutilon megapotamicum.

Clematis 'Rooguchi'
Walking down towards the lake, the old Holm Oak stump has a new addition too, Clematis 'Rooguchi'. The flowers are bell shaped, deeply ribbed, a rich shiny purple in colour with silvery-purple edges.
So many flowers produced in their fist year, more Clematis will be added in the coming years to the gardens. 

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