'Josephine' clematis Description
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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