The wonderful rich, deep purply-blue, star-shaped flowers of this lovely old cultivar have slightly paler bars, and their six to eight broad, overlapping tepals taper to pointed tips via somewhat wavy margins. The stamens have white filaments with a pink shading and the anthers are dark red.
The President grows to 2.6 to 3.3m in height and is suited for planting in the garden
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993
Raised by Charles Noble of Bagshot in UK around 1873