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Paniculata ‘Big Ben’
Synonyms: None found
Origins: Developed in 1990 by Pieter Zwijnenburg at Boskoop Nursery in the Netherlands
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2008
Height & Width: 2.2m x 1.5m

Plant Profile: Open PDF

An outstanding cultivar of medium size with strong, straight red stems.  The panicles open in July and are large, up to 30 cm long. Ray-flowers open white, turning to pink then red with age starting at the base upward.

At the RHS European Trials at the Wisley RHS Garden, comments included: outstanding; very free flowering; attractive red stems; flowers mature to a good pink; flower spikes with leaves in-between the florets.

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