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(LA) 'Arizona Violet'

1956 Corliss

'Arizona Violet' ( Philip Corliss, R. 1955) Seedling #55L4. Height 32", Early bloom. Amethyst violet self; aconite violet patch. ( 'Dorothea K. Williamson' x hybrids) X seedling including 'Opal Dusk' in parentage. Arizoona Mission 1956.

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From AIS Bulletin #140, January 1956. Introducing ARIZONA VIOLET (Corliss) Early. Amethyst Violet self with dark Aconite Violet patch and no trace of yellow in the large flat flowers. D. K. Williamson ancestry assures hardiness and graceful floriferous stalks; Opal Dusk gives dark color; Khan contributes size to produce this outstanding beauty. $20.00. Arizona Mission.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1962: ARIZONA VIOLET (Corliss 1956) E. This glowing amethyst violet flower has enchanted all who have seen it. It is one of the earliest of the Louisianas to bloom. In place of a yellow signal patch there is a spot of dark aconite violet. There is so much life in the velvety amethyst violet segments that it is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the dark Louisiana hybrids. Well branched and bred for cold, hardiness and vigor. 32 in. $6.00
 

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