■(TB) 'Columbia The Gem'
'Columbia the Gem'
, R. 1981). Seedling# 65-4A. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards orange apricot ground, stitched red purple (RHS 60A), lighter red purple laced edge; falls yellow ground, stitched red purple (59A), serrated and laced orange apricot rim; greyed orange beard. Seedling# 22-2R: ('Orange Plush'
) X ('Orange Plush'
x seedling# 14-9A). Gibson 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.
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| From AIS Bulletin #244 January 1982 Introducing COLUMBIA THE GEM-TB, M, 81 em, Plic. 65-4A. $25.00. A sibling of QUEEN IN CALICO and RUSTIC DANCE and having many of the same characteristics, such as lace, ruffles, unusual markings and rich greyed orange (RHS 71A) beards. Nice sized blooms, 5"x6". The standards are a rich red-purple (60A) fancy on orange-apricot ground. The heavily ruffled and serrated edges have lace, highly pointed in yellow-orange. The falls are a red-purple (59A) fancy on orange-apricot ground. The serrated, flutedrim is orange-apricot.
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