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(TB) 'Pirate King'

1951, Whiting

'Pirate King' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1951). TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-V1, Deep blue-purple self, purple beard. 'Vatican Purple' X 'Vagabond Prince'. Maple Valley 1951.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1951: PIRATE KING, Whiting 1951. No 4631 (VATICAN PURPLE X VAGABOND PRINCE).Late. 34 inches. A very deep blue purple self, a bold and daring character. The blooms are very large with widely flaring falls and weather proof substance. The heavy beard is blue, tipped yellow at the throat, the wide hafts have a smooth brown overlay which does not extend onto the falls. The texture is glossy; the deep, rich color does not fade. The stalks are strong and quite well branched, the plants vigorous and hardy. $5.00.

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