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(TB) 'Chief Poking Fire'

1942, DeForest

'Chief Poking Fire' (Fred DeForest, R. 1942) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R6D. Seedling from ('Alta California' x 'Jean Cayeux') x 'E. B. Williamson'.

Additional nursery listings: Cooley 1945; Fairmount 1946.

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From Cooley's, 1945: CHIEF POKING FIRE (DeForest, 1942). A new red with very wide standards and falls, the latter rounded and spreading. Each $6.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: CHIEF POKING FIRE (DeForest 1942) M. L. A very different but lovely red that last year impressed me as having great merit. It is a self of deep red that seems to have a bronzy gold infusion throughout. The standards are well domed and firm, the falls of flaring rounded form. A trim neat flower with well branched stalks. Per. R. 87 1945. 35 in. $4.00.

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Topic revision: r6 - 03 Dec 2018, davepote
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