C. viticella Venosa violacea

For eighty years this magnificent variety has always been listed under C.viticella. The 4-6" (10-15cm) flowers on a white ground with streaking purple veins and almost black tipped stamens is certainly of a C. viticella background, but has a distinct quality not found in the others. Flowers from June to September on a 9-12' (2.5-3.5m) plant. Pruning group C