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(TB) 'Moontide'

1946, McKee

'Moontide' (William McKee, R. 1945) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Red Gleam' x 'Mary Vernon'. Fairmount 1946. High Commendation 1945, Honorable Mention 1946.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: MOONTIDE (McKee 1946) M. One of the ambitions of Mr. McKee has been to produce an exceptionally fine yellow and in Moontide he seems to have achieved this ambition. A large well rounded flower of rich cadmium yellow that is entirely different from his well-known and liked Francelia both in color and form. The standards are broad and roundly domed, and the wide flaring falls are thick textured and decidedly velvety in finish with no reticulations. Beard orange. The wonderful soft mellowness of color in the firm substanced flowers makes it a high ranking favorite in the garden. An abundance of bloom on tall exceptionally well branched stalks. Vigorous , growth,and long season of bloom. H. C., A. I. S. 1945. R. 90 1945. 40 in. $15.00

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