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■(SDB) 'Forte'

1987, Black

'Forte' ( Paul Black, R. 1987). Seedling 82-202A. SDB, 12" (36 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards vibrant rose-orchid; Falls deep velvety black-red; bronze beard tipped lavender; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Clay's Caper' X 'Crimson Velvet'. Mid-America Gardens 1987.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 1987: FORTE - SOB, 12" (30cm), Midseason-Late. Strong, loud, and demanding of attention; that is Forte's color. Standards have an almost white rib overlaid with blue-violet veins blending rapidly out to vibrant rose orchid petalcolor. Falls are deep velvety black cherry with dark purple beards underlaid with bronze. Form is full but with an open, light feeling. Great garden color. Sdlg. 82202A: Clay's Caper X Crimson Velvet. $10.00.

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