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'C. 'Alabast'' clematis Description
'Alabast' clematis photo
Photo courtesy of Sue Taylor
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
21 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Mogens Nyegaard Olesen (Denmark, circa 1989). Bred by Raymond J. Evison (United Kingdom, circa 1989).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S as 'Alabast'.
Class:
Early Large Flowered, Group 2.  
Bloom:
White.  6 to 8 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Single bloom form.  Late spring to early summer, late summer.  
Habit:

Height: 8' to 10' (245 to 305cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Tolerates partial shade.  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.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 1990  on  23 Sep 2004
Application No: 97-1107  on  21 Jul 1997
Rights surrendered on October 9, 2009.
Denomination: 'POULala'
Trade name: Alabast
Breeder: Mogens N. Olesen, Poulsen Roser International S.A.R.L., Gaillac, France
Raymond J. Evison, Raymond J. Evison, Ltd., Channel Islands, United Kingdom
 
United Kingdom - Patent No: xxx
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United States - Patent No: PP 10,990  on  6 Jul 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 926876  on  10 Sep 1997
INVENTORS: Evison; Raymond J., Olesen; Mogens N.
A new Clematis cultivar which produces creamy white, almost yellow, fully formed and round flowers. The variety is climbing and clinging and suitable for patio container growth.
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
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