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■(TB) 'Green Hope'

1956, Rainbow

'Green Hope' (George Rees, R. 1954). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class Y5, Yellow-ground blend. Chartreuse and ocean green (M & P) becoming seafoam green at edge of falls; Tiber green buds; green lines in falls, greenish-bronze beard. 'Missouri Night' X 'The Black Douglas'. Rainbow 1956.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: GREEN HOPE (Rees '56) + ++ M-34". Somewhat everblooming as first re-blooming is in June, July or Aug., or all 3, with heaviest repeat bloom in Oct. or Nov. Even in summer stalks often tall & heavily branched. Light chartreuse self, soft olive veining. It is saturated with green & is greener than Green Pastures. Originator, Geo. N. Rees, our Rainbow Gardens poet, lives in Ozark Mts., Mo., where it is fully cold-hardy. Fertile both ways. Tops for breeding green twice bloomers. Fragrant. (Missouri Night X The Black Douglas). Regularly $3.25;on $15 order, 2 for $2.95;on $25 order, 3 for $2.50.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-01-03
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GreenHope15BHI.jpgjpg GreenHope15BHI.jpg manage 108 K 20 Dec 2015 - 21:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GreenHope5BHI15.JPGJPG GreenHope5BHI15.JPG manage 198 K 20 Dec 2015 - 21:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
greenehope16.JPGJPG greenehope16.JPG manage 14 K 23 Jul 2016 - 18:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r9 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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