■(SDB) 'Cats Reign'
, R. 1996). Seedling 88-3A. SDB, height 13" (33 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards and style arms dark pansy violet (RHS 83A); falls velvety plum purple (79A), dark pansy violet rim; beards light sky blue; slight sweet fragrance. 'Michael Paul'
X 'Little Bishop'
. Long 1997.
| From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing CATS REIGN - (David Miller) SDB 13" EM The standards and style arms are a dark pansy violet complimenting the velvety black plum falls. The falls are also rimmed with the standards color and touched with beards of light blue. A slight vanilla fragrance wafts from the 2 or 3 buds on 13" stalks. The overall effect is of dark purple and sparked the name by my daughter. I was at a loss for a name when I pulled the family to the yard for ideas. Hallie took one look and said, "either Purple Reign or Cats Reign", then turned and headed back to "other" priorities. Guess why "Cats Reign" and I'll give you one free. Seedling 88-3A Michael Paul X Little Bishop. $12.50. Long's Gardens.
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