|Color of flowers||violet-purple|
|Plants height||3-4 m|
|Flowering month||VI, VII, VIII, IX VI, VII, VIII, IX|
|Aspect||S, N, E, W|
|Pruning way||3 (hard)|
|Frost hardiness||3 - 9 Zones 3 - 9|
The oldest large-flowered cultivar raised in England in 1858. Spectacular, dark, violet-purple, semi-nodding flowers with green stamens are borne in great profusion from July to October. A healthy and hardy variety. Ideal for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. small trees or large, deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Suitable for cultivation in large containers.