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■(TB) 'Fabulous'

1958, Kleinsorge

'Fabulous' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1958). Seedling# 464. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV5, Mahogany-red with suffusion of purple, hafts marked gold; gold beard, violet blaze. 'Oriental Glory' x ('General Patton' x 'Cordovan'). Cooley 1958.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: FABULOUS (Kteinsorge '58) ML-36". Yes, this Iris is certainty fabulous, for its pageant of color is remindful of splendor in a scene from Arabian Nights. A red blend resembling Oriental Glory, but considerably redder & more vivid, with a striking blue signal. Flowers very large, in Kteinsorge Garden it was regularly termed a "gasper." It would, indeed, be hard to find any other Iris that will brighten up your garden as will Fabulous. Try it & see. HM'58. Oriental Glory X (General Patton x Cordovan). Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $2.95; on $25 order $1.95; 3 for $5.55.

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Topic revision: r10 - 20 Sep 2020, Harloiris
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