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'Josephine' clematis Description
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Discovered by Josephine Hill (United Kingdom, circa 1980).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Guernsey Clematis Nursery in circa 1998 as 'Josephine'.
Early Large Flowered, Group 2.  
Pink, lilac shading.  6 to 8 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full bloom form.  Early summer to early autumn.  

Height: 6' to 8' (185 to 245cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Best in a sunny location.  Plant in partial shade to enhance green color.  Suitable for growing in a container.  This plant blooms twice.  It blooms on the previous year's growth, so resist the urge to prune it in early spring.  However, if you garden in a place with cold winters, Mother Nature will more than likely prune the plant for you.  It will bloom a second time on new growth.  
Canada - Patent No: 1992  on  23 Sep 2004
Application No: 97-1177  on  4 Nov 1997
Rights surrendered on September 23, 2016.
Breeder: Raymond J. Evison, Raymond J. Evison, Ltd., Channel Islands, United Kingdom; Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser International S.A.R.L., Gaillac, France
'Evijohill' originated from a mutation of an unknown clematis cultivar. The selection was made in 1994 in the Channel Islands.
New Zealand - Patent No: 2649  on  14 Mar 2008
United States - Patent No: PP 12,912  on  3 Sep 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/219,425  on  23 Dec 1998