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■(AB) 'Giant Clematis'

1958, Austin

'Giant Clematis' ( Lloyd Austin, R. 1958) Seedling Ob-38. Oncobred, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Rich mulberry self, 6 petals, flat. Parentage lost. Rainbow 1958.

NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: GIANT CLEMATIS (Austin '58) M-32". As my Ektachrome shows, resembles a giant Clematis flower much more than an Iris. Immense in size, commonly 9" across. Occasionally some open up nearly normal, but usually after a day or two most flatten out as illustrated, displaying 6 beards instead of 3. Many who see this giant for first time think it is a Japanese Iris, but actually it is an Oncobred. Somewhat similar to my Clementina, but petals much wider, resulting in a flat flower that is almost a perfect circle. Regularly $12.50; on $15 order $6.65; on $25 order $5.95.

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