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(TB) 'John Rolfe'

1972, Denman

'John Rolfe' (Clarence Denman, R. 1972). TB, 30" (76 cm), Late midseason bloom and rebloom. Greyed purple bitone; greyed yellow beard. 'Autumn Velvet' X 'Bang'. Denman 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972 Introducing JOHN ROLFE (Denman '72). TB. 30". ML and Re. Greyed purple bitone. Standards slightly open, greyed purple (RHS 187-A). Falls semiflaring greyed purple (RHS 187-A and B), 2-1/4" wide, broad hafts. Bloom is six inches in diameter. Good substance, velvety texture. Beard is greyed yellow (RHS 163-A). Branching is fair. Plant is vigorous and a good increaser. Blooms in the spring and reblooms September to December. Good bud count. Fertile both ways. AUTUMN VELVET X BANG. $15.00. (Named in recognition of the services of the early Virginian who helped place the colony on the road to success by introducing tobacco as a money crop and by bringing peace with the Indians by marrying Pocahontas.) Denman's Reblooming Iris Garden.
 
 


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