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(TB) 'Hidden Fire'

1958, Sass

'Hidden Fire' (Graham for Sass Brothers, R. 1957). TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1M, Delft rose, bronze infusion at hafts. Unknown. Melrose, El Dorado 1958.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1958: HIDDEN FIRE (H. E. Sass • Helen Graham) 40". Uniformly well-branched stems carry big flowers that have wide, ruffled, domed standards, and broad and fluted, flaring falls. So far - - very good. But how do we capture the color in words? To contrast intensity with delicacy; frivolity with smouldering warmth--? Delft rose is the color; the gay rose lavender flush of an April morning, but the fires of spring are burning deep in the heart of the flower and the glow of it reflects on the base of the standards with a coppery gleam, and on the falls with a deeper bronze overlay along the hafts. Though the fire is deep inside, it cannot be contained and the flame escapes onto the falls to form a blazing orange beard. There it is, and the effect is wonderful! $20.00

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