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■(TB) 'Coffee Royal'

1961, Merrill

'Coffee Royal' (Grant Merrill, R. 1960). Seedling# 54-62A. TB, height 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-YO4V, Standards moderate reddish brown; falls reddish purple, hafts and edges color of Standards; yellow-brown beard. 'Three Oaks' X (('Bryce Canyon' x 'Prairie Sunset') x 'Miogem'). Merrill 1961.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing COFFEE ROYAL. Coffee Royal gives an overall appearance of richness--quality--Royal Colors. It is a blend of reddish brown and reddish purple. The standards are garnet brown Wilson 918 and the falls Doge purple, Wilson 732. The haft and a very narrow edge of the falls are the same color as the standards. The beard is brownish with a blue purple tip. Standards are closed and ruffled. Falls flair, then turn abruptly downward giving a jaunty look. Substance good, form wide well into the hafts. Branching good, leaves large, plant vigorous, fertile both ways. COFFEE ROYAL is 54.62A: Three Oaks x ((Bryce Canyon x Prairie Sunset) x Miogem). $25.00. Merrill.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: COFFEE ROYAL (Merrill '61) E.M. 34 in. Three Oaks x ((Bryce Canyon x Prairie Sunset) x Miogem)). A bicolor blend with stands of rich garnet brown with dusky copper hints and falls of deep dusky purple undertoned copper and washed at the haft and edges with copper brown. Rich and showy. 15.00.

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CoffeeRoyal01.JPGJPG CoffeeRoyal01.JPG manage 57 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CoffeeRoyal02.JPGJPG CoffeeRoyal02.JPG manage 95 K 13 Aug 2021 - 19:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CoffeeRoyal12BHI.jpgjpg CoffeeRoyal12BHI.jpg manage 84 K 15 Apr 2012 - 20:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CoffeeRoyalAA.jpgjpg CoffeeRoyalAA.jpg manage 35 K 14 Feb 2011 - 23:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Coffee_Royal_670.jpgjpg Coffee_Royal_670.jpg manage 71 K 12 Jan 2010 - 15:38 Main.mshadow Coffee Royal by Marilyn Campbell
coffee-royal1-07.jpgjpg coffee-royal1-07.jpg manage 47 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:56 Main.mikeu Coffee Royal by Mike Unser
coffee-royal2-07.jpgjpg coffee-royal2-07.jpg manage 32 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:57 Main.mikeu Coffee Royal by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r17 - 13 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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