Joy Creek Nursery

150-709-1   Clematis 'Minister' (Kvistik, 1982)  

Clematis 'Minister' (Kvistik, 1982)
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Uno Kvistik of Estonia made this cross between C. 'Hagley Hybrid' and the Russian cultivar C. 'Bal Tsvetov'. The result is a freely flowering climber compact enough to use in containers. The 4- to 5-inch blooms have 4 to 6 sepals that are pointed with wavy margins. The surface of the sepals is stippled, almost denim-like. As the flowers open, they reveal the darker edges around the paler centers of the sepals. Occasionally the flowers of Clematis `Minister' may be semi-doubled in the spring. Filaments are white at their bases becoming purple toward the anther. Anther tips are dark brown red.

May to June; July to October.  5-6 ft.

Lavender Blue flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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