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■(SPU) 'Imperial Ruby'

1977, McCown

'Imperial Ruby' (Eleanor McCown, R. 1973) Seedling #70-5. SPU, 48" (122 cm). Midseason bloom. Deep purple-red (Nickerson 7.5RP) self; small yellow signal. 'Dark And Handsome' X 'Imperial Burgundy'. Cordon Bleu 1977. Honorable Mention 1978, Judges' Choice 1978, Nies Award 1981.

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From Cordon Bleu Farms catalog, 1977: IMPERIAL RUBY (Eleanor McCown 1977) Well spaced blossoms of brilliant ruby red with a plush, velvet appearance. As many as five open at one time. The cover girl of our catalog. Dark and Handsome X Imperial Burgundy. $25.00

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Imperial_Ruby-_Niswonger_long_view.jpgjpg Imperial_Ruby-_Niswonger_long_view.jpg manage 38 K 28 May 2011 - 15:32 UnknownUser Niswonger photo
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imperialruby5.JPGJPG imperialruby5.JPG manage 93 K 19 Apr 2020 - 13:33 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970-80 Cordon Bleu Farms catalog by Terry Laurin
imperialruby9.jpgjpg imperialruby9.jpg manage 206 K 01 Jan 2023 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
imperialruby90.jpgjpg imperialruby90.jpg manage 186 K 01 Jan 2023 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
imperialruby91.jpgjpg imperialruby91.jpg manage 155 K 01 Jan 2023 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
imperialruby92.jpgjpg imperialruby92.jpg manage 172 K 31 Jan 2023 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
imperialruby93.jpgjpg imperialruby93.jpg manage 173 K 01 Jan 2023 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
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