0
Clematis Viticella Mary Rose

Dull purple or grey-purple double flowers. This cultivar is believed to very old, known as C. peregrina purpurea flore pleno in 1623 and the ‘double purple virgin’s bower’ when described in 1629. Re introduced and renamed in 1981 by Barry Fretwell after one of Henry VIII’s warships which sunk in 1545 and was eventually raised again in 1982.