( Walter Marx
, R. 1950) Import. JI (double), 51" (130 cm), Very late bloom. Midnight-blue. Translation: Lofty Heaven.
1939 AIS Check List attributes Hisakata to Chugai Nursery
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| From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: HISAKATA (Lofty Heaven) Each $3.00. This massive midnight blue is unsurpassed in its color class. The bright yellow signals are bordered by brilliant indigo blue which shades out to the dominant bluish violet of deepest hue. The 10 to 11 inch flowers exhibit just about everything one could desire. Very late. Height 4½ feet.
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