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(TB) 'Gentle Persuasion'

1965, Tompkins

'Gentle Persuasion' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1965). Seedling# 62-56. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason late bloom. Full red self. ((Pink seedling from 'Springmaid', 'Far West', 'SQ 72', 'Honeyflow', etc., lines) x 'Sunday Silk')) X 'Tantallon'. Fleur de Lis 1965. Honorable Mention 1968.

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GENTLE PERSUASION (Tompkins 1965) E. ML. 40 in . ((Pink Sdlg. 55-193 from Spring Maid, Far West, SQ7 2, Honeyflow etc. lines x Lute Song) x Sunday Silk)) x Tantallon. A tremendously large flower with the great petal breadth and exquisite form of the now old but still perfectly formed Honeyflow; this has even greater size with wonderfully ruffled, fluted and picoteed edges. A self, it is a particularly vivid shade of bright Arbutus pink which is accented by its thick opaque petals with their glittery finish and by a touch of Antique gilt webbing each side of the rich tangerine beard. Strong, tall, well-branched stalks with lots of buds. Picture page 4. No. 62-56. Stock limited, one to a customer, please ....... $ 35.00. [Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965].
 

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