(TB) 'Velvet Brass'
, R. 1965) Sdlg. 61-82A. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to late bloom. Golden brown self. ('Allaglow'
x 'Top Dollar'
) X ('Hermit Thrush'
x 'Bronze Bell'
). Fleur de Lis 1965. Honorable Mention 1968.
| VELVET BRASS (Tompkins 1965) EM. VL. 38 in. (AIIaglow x Top Dollar) x (Hermit Thrush x Bronze Belli . A beautiful new blend in the golden bronze class, this appears at times to be a reverse bicolor. The broadly formed, well domed, gently fluted standards are of smoothly blended Topaz gold and Argus brown, subtly undertoned with hints of French lilac and the broad roundly flaring, flat falls are of rich Argus brown, blended Byzantine gold and tinted with the same hazy undertone of French lilac around their ruffled edges. When fully opened and expanded this blending in the falls turns to a smooth, brilliantly burnished Byzantine gold, giving each petal the appearance of being a huge golden medallion. In bright sunlight the gold of the flat flaring falls seems to be several shades lighter than the standards, contrasting quite sharply and producing the reverse bi-color look. See cover picture. No. 61 -82A ........ $ 25.00. [Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965]
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