( Chet Tompkins
, R. 1953). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R1, Near cardinal-red self. 'Manana'
. Fleur de Lis 1953.
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| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DEFIANCE (Tompkins 1953) M. L. 36 in. (Manana x Technicolor). A rich cardinal or near crimson red self of excellent form and heavy substance. The smooth, velvety flowers are absolutely free from marks or veinings and do not burn, fade or wilt under the most severe weather conditions. Stalks are strong and excellently branched. H.'M. 1953. 30.00.
| "DEFIANCE is a dark red which is very smooth and clean. A dark beard enhances the smoothness of this flower which is nicely formed, on medium height stems--an excellent red." Waters, Don. "The Annual Meeting 1953: Early Birds Enthusiastic." A.I.S. Bulletin Number 131 (October 1953): 19. Print.
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