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(TB) 'Lodestone'

1949, Whiting

'Lodestone' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1949). Seedling# 462. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S9M. 'Ola Kala' x 'Rocket'.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1950: LODESTONE No. 462 (OLA KALA X ROCKET). M., 32 inches. Very deep chrome yellow to orange, slightly deeper on falls. Makes a vivid patch of color, a magnet in the garden. The hardy plants are prolific and floriferous. $5.00.
From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1951: LODESTONE, Whiting 1950. No. 462 (OLA KALA X ROCKET). Early midseason, 32 inches. Very deep chrome yellow to orange, slightly deeper on falls. Its vivid coloring draws visitors like a magnet. Warmer and deeper in tone than its sister, GOLD SOVEREIGN, it is not quite as sharply brilliant. Crossed with TECHNICOLOR, it is bringing some dazzling red seedlings. The plants are very prolific of bloom and increase. so are moderately priced. $3.50.

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