Clematis viticella campaniflora [Macarthur]
Clematis viticella L. x Clematis campaniflora Brot., a hybrid probably raised at Camden. I have found no specific description of this hybrid.
Horticultural & Botanical History
Many of the garden cultivars of Clematis viticella are actually hybrids, particularly valued for their colourfull flowers and ability to scramble over shrubs or small trees, or even ground cover plants. [RHSD]. Clematis hybrids, unspecified, are shown growing as ground covers in a bedding arrangement in a figure in Flore des Serres. [FS p.22/1874].
History at Camden Park
Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.329/1845]. A plant was presented to the Sydney Botanic Garden by William Macarthur on September 15th 1847 [RBGS AB].
Published Mar 05, 2010 - 10:44 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 05:52 PM