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■(TB) 'Heat Pump'

1986, Stevens

'Heat Pump' (Stephen Stevens, R. 1981). Seedling# 76-12-21. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled mahogany red (RHS 178B); mahogany beard; slight fragrance. 'Red Raven' X 'Post Time'. Roderick Iris 1986.High Commendation 1985; Honorable Mention 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #262 July 1986 Introducing HEAT PUMP (Stevens '86) Sdlg. 76-12-21. TB, 35", M-L. Ruffled mahogany. Falls and standards glow with a sparkling rosy bronze infusion, shading to dark red. Outstanding! My standard for comparison in judging others in this class. Three branches with spur and terminal. Red Raven X Post Time. $30.00. Roderick Iris Garden.
"Steve Stevens' reds again stopped the crowd dead in their tracks. This year, in spite of a fine showing by CLEARFIRE ('81) and RED REWARD ('83), his new HEAT PUMP wins the prize for overall quality. It is even better branched than CLEARFIRE, and has a broader, more refined flower. Even in California soil, the color of the red was intense, and the finish looked as though the flower had the gloss of a model's high-fashion nail polish."

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