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(TB) 'Big Time'

1951, Lapham

'Big Time' ( E. Greig Lapham, R. 1950). TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-OR/R3, Etruscan-acajou red bitone. 'Red Waves' x ( 'Redward' x 'Copper Rose'). Longfield 1951.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1952: BIG TIME (Lapham 1951). A lustrous, large rose-red with size, height, excellent branching so often foreign to many of the red Iris. S. bronzy Estruscan Red slightly flushed purple. F. rosy Acajou Red, lighter at the edges, overlaid with blackish lustre. The hafts are brownish. The beards are deep reddish yellow. 39 inches. Midseason. $6.5.
 
 

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Topic revision: r5 - 04 Mar 2018, Betsy881
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