■(TB) 'Rumba Rose'
(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1949). Seedling# 4629. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W9D. 'Wabash'
x 'Fair Elaine'
. Synonym: Rumba.
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: RUMBA, No. 4629 (WABASH X FAIR ELAINE) F 2. M. 38 in. Rosy red amoena, clean and fresh. Standards pale pink lavender, falls red purple. Sets seed readily and has fertile pollen. Strong, prolific plants. $5.00.
| From the Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1953: RUMBA ROSE, Whiting 1949. No. 4629 (WABASH X FAIR ELAINE) F2. Midseason to late. 38 inches. An unusual iris of the amoena type. The standards are orchid pink, the falls vibrant rose red. Not a quiet symphony, it has the warm. pulsing rhythm of the Cuban dance for which it is named. The flowers are of medium size and firm substance carried on tall, fairly well branched stalks. Plants are vigorous and hardy. $1.50.
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