■(SIB) 'Harpswell Velvet'
( Currier McEwen
, R. 1990). Seedling T(3)83/107(6). SIB (tet.), 32" (80 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards dark blue purple (RHS 89A to 86A); styles 1"; Falls darker velvety blue purple, white signal. T(2)80/260(2) X T(6)78/57 -- both involving seedlings going back to 'Blue Brilliant'
, 'White Swirl'
, 'Violet Flare'
, 'Polly Dodge'
. Pope's Perennials, Seaways 1991.
| From AIS Bulletin #280 January 1991 Introducing HARPSWELL VELVET: T3 83/107/(6), Tetraploid, 32", E-M. The round, 5" flowers are very dark blue-purple (between RHS-89A and 86A) with velvety texture adding to the richness of the color. The 1" styles partly cover very white signals. Falls have silver edging. 1 branch and 3 bud. $35. Seaways Gardens/Pope's Perennials.
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