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■ (TB) 'Bruno'

1920, Bliss

'Bruno' (Arthur John Bliss 1922) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-S6D; ('Dominion' X unknown). Grape scented.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: BRUNO (Bliss 1922). S. bronze, tinted and lighted with lavender, shading to yellow at the base; F. deep, rich, velvety red-purple. A Dominion Seedling of large size and rich, velvety texture. One of the best of the Dominion Seedlings as we yet know them in America. $15.00 each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: BRUNO (Bliss). Dominion Seedling. S. light heliotrope-grey, tinted bronze; F. very deep violet-purple, lighter at edge, veined white at base; orange beard. This variety has the characteristic Dominion quality. The comments and praise on Bruno during last year’s blooming season easily won for it a place as one of the three best varieties in the Dominion seedling group. The new variety, Grace Sturtevant, has even more brown in its color than Bruno and we know that all of our customers will be glad to see it. $15.00.
Wayman, 1943: Bruno—36 in. Originally $50.00. See color illustration, Page 24. 0.35c.
Bliss catalog 1920a; Wallace catalog 1923; Bonnewitz catalog 1924; Sheets catalog 1928; Gardeners Chronicles 3rd. Ser. 416. Suppl. 8 June 1928 Illustrated in color; Van Tubergen 1938; Katkamier 1939; Wasserman 1939; E. Turbat et Cie 1939. Journal Of The Royal Horticultural Society 53: Pt 1 p.145 Jan. 1928 trials. Award of Merit Royal Horticultural Society 1929. Gardening Illustrated 51: 630. 14 Sept. 1929.
Additional nursery listings: Wayman, 1943.

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