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■(IB) 'Maroon Caper'

1964, Warburton

'Maroon Caper' (Bee Warburton, R. 1963). Seedling #180DG-1. IB, 20" (51 cm), Early bloom. Standards deep reddish-purple; falls deeper reddish purple. 'Ebony Echo' X 'Aphylla Wine Red'. Raleigh Hills, Old Brook 1964. Honorable Mention 1965; Judges Choice 1965, 1966; Award of Merit 1968.

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From Old Brook Gardens catalog, 1964: MAROON CAPER (Warburton '64) EM 2011 • A lovely deep bright garnet red-purple self, very free blooming with aphylla type branching right down to the ground. Good form and substance too. (Ebony Echo X I. aphylla Dark Violet). Net $5.00.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-03-19
  • IB 'Maroon Caper' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 17 - 28, in 2017.
It has very purple spathes, but didn't show any purple based foliage at the base of the leaves. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 02 Aug 2017
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20170514_130324_(2)IB_Maroon_Caper.jpgjpg 20170514_130324_(2)IB_Maroon_Caper.jpg manage 110 K 26 Apr 2018 - 17:47 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 IB Maroon Caper - Photo by Holly Johnson, taken 05/14/2017 at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b.
20170519_130948IB_Maroon_Caper_(2)01.jpgjpg 20170519_130948IB_Maroon_Caper_(2)01.jpg manage 1013 K 23 May 2017 - 17:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at 05/19/17 at MN Landscape Arboretum
20170519_130954IB_Maroon_Caper_(2).jpgjpg 20170519_130954IB_Maroon_Caper_(2).jpg manage 151 K 26 Apr 2018 - 17:48 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 IB Maroon Caper - Photo by Holly Johnson taken on May 19, 2017 after rain during previous days at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Zone 4b.
20170519_131004IB_Maroon_Caper_(2).jpgjpg 20170519_131004IB_Maroon_Caper_(2).jpg manage 143 K 26 Apr 2018 - 17:48 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 IB Maroon Caper - Photo by Holly Johnson taken on May 19, 2017 after rain during previous days at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Zone 4b.
Maroon_Caper.JPGJPG Maroon_Caper.JPG manage 72 K 22 Jan 2011 - 18:32 IrisP  
marooncaper01.jpgjpg marooncaper01.jpg manage 66 K 09 Nov 2017 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
marooncaper02.JPGJPG marooncaper02.JPG manage 78 K 17 Jul 2014 - 15:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lloyd Zurbrigg
marooncaper2.jpgjpg marooncaper2.jpg manage 50 K 11 Dec 2013 - 14:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Geles-Lithuania
Topic revision: r19 - 01 May 2018, Betsy881
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