■(MDB) 'Ditton Purple'
(Barr and Sons
, 1910). DB, height 8-10" (20-25 cm). Early bloom. Color Class-B9D. Full violet bitone. Parentage unknown (thought to be a hybrid of I. aphylla
). Barr & Sons 1910. Synonym: Dittons Purple.
| From Carl Starker catalog 1929: Ditton Purple. 5-inch. This is one of my best; dark plum, purple self. 35c.
| From Meadow Mountain Bulb Farm catalog 1931: DITTON PURPLE. A clear bright violet self, even to the B. 3 to 5 blooms on elegant branched stalks. Rather scarce. 9 to 11 ins. 3 for $1.00, 10 for $2.75.
| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: DITTON'S PURPLE Each .50; 3 for 1.25. One of the larger bearded dwarfs with violet purple flowers. Branched. 10 inches.
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