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This is an exceedingly ornamental and at the same time a most interesting species of the genus. It is remarkable in having the hollow stems and 5 celled ovary of Leycesteria, associated with a long spurred corolla (calcaratus: spurred), which … Continue reading
(UK, 2012) A vigorous but compact, evergreen climber with dark-green leaves narrowly edged in pale yellow. Strongly fragrant pale-yellow flowers, tinged pink on the outside, appear from early summer to autumn. Glossy black fruit appear later, and are much loved … Continue reading
(UK, before 1996) Young shoots and leaves bronze purple. Nerves on the underside reddish. The flowers are purple-crimson on the outside and white on the inside. Plants in the UK under this name seem to be identical to the best … Continue reading
́Munster ́ (Ireland before 1990) Vigorous growing, flowers pink in bud becoming creamy-white with pink streaks on the tube and reverse of the lobes. In color very similar to ́Heaven Scent ́. It ́s origin is unknown, possibly from Ireland, … Continue reading
(Sapho, La Ménitré, France 2008) Leaves dark green. Flowers purplish red outside, becoming paler with age; interior white, fading yellowish. Seedling of ‘Serotina’.
(Sapho, La Ménitré, France 2008) This variety is covered in pink flower buds from the beginning of July, then turning cream and finally yellow before wilting, thus producing a beautiful range of colours. During flowering it gives off a beautiful … Continue reading
(UK, before 1997) Very similar to ‘Serotina’ but less vigorous with stiffer stems; will climb to a degree or grow as a free-standing bush, good for groundcover. Twigs and leaves purplish, but not so dark as in ‘Serotina’. The leaves … Continue reading
(Szczepan Marczynski, Pruszkow, Poland 2000) A cultivar with a compact growth habit and a long flowering period. Flowers are red-purple on the outside and beige inside, and have a strong agreeable scent. Small leaves, purple-green when young, turn green with … Continue reading
(D. Veerman, Boskoop, NL, 2002) Veerman ´s nurseries has been given this name to the clone which is common in cultivation in the Netherlands. It do not special differ from the species but it is just a more marketable name.
(UK before 2001) This is a larger flowered selection with yellow flowers. Leaves bluish green. It is not clear why this name has been given. It seems to be a misspell of Pharaoh; the flowers look like a Pharaoh´s trumpet.