(E. B. Williamson
, R. 1928). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Code-B9D. Small variegata blend x mixed pollen. Synonyms: Cinnabarr, Cinnebar.
1939 Checklist citations: Horticulture Magazine 10:6, 118 15 Mar 1932 - illustration; Bull. A.I.S. 38:74 Jan 1931; Syn. Cinnabarr; Cinnebar.
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| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1929: Cinnabar (Williamson No. 208, 1928). (Seedling No. 90, small Variegata blend, X ?). Tall Bearded. Height 42 inches, stalk well branched, 8 flowers. Flowers medium to large, 4 inches high and 4 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; very broadly obovate; Violet Purple shading to copper at claw, Maroon veined. Falls flaring; broadly wedge shaped; Cotinga Purple, haft pale light yellowish at the extreme base, with Maroon veining; beard yellow. Style branches yellow, center and crests Pale Amparo Purple. General effect of flower, in masa rich dark red of one tone, but a bicolor, due to the heavy velvety falls. This variety flowered first in 1923. We believe it will prove very popular with those who like the darker varieties. $8.00.
| CINNABAR. Bicolor. S9D. Williamson 1928. Brief. Branched below center; S. amethyst violet; F. velvety prune purple the haft blurred with morocco red; 40 in. Details. S. arched, rounded at tips; F. drooping to straight hanging, circular; beard projecting, yellow tipt. [R. S. Sturtevant, "Descriptions of Varieties, Part VI", A.I.S. Bulletin 53 (October 1934): 27.]
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