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(TB) 'Rio Arriba'

1955, Clarke

'Rio Arriba' (Stanley Clarke, R. 1952). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y2, Self, beige. (seedling 'Elsa Sass' type x 'Tobacco Road') X 'Gold Smoke'. Tell 1955.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1955: RIO ARRIBA • (Stanley C. Clarke). M.·L. (Elsa Sass-type sdlg. x Tobacco Road) x (Gold Smoke.) Slightly darker in color than Char Maize, the falls do not flare quite as much and they carry a striking olive-brown beard. The 36-inch stalks are fairly well branched. It should be a wonderful parent for many colors and to use with somewhat related yellows, blends, tans and browns. $I5.00
From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: RIO ARRIBA (Clarke 1955) M. L. 36 in. (Elsa Sass type sdlg. x Tobacco Road) x Gold Smoke. A very large, full formed flower of deep Chartrause gold with a rich olive brown bard. Reminiiscent of Charmaize but deeper in color and with more life. 12.50.

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