■(TB) 'Rip Van Winkle'
'Rip Van Winkle'
( Lloyd Austin
, R. 1963). Seedling# 97. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early bloom and rebloom. Color Class-R3, Standards pinkish red; falls bright crimson; long white beard. 'Gibson Girl'
X 'California Pink'
. Rainbow 1963.
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| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: RIP VAN WINKLE (Austin '63) + E-34". Fascinates every admirer due to its highly unique, alluring hoary white beard, so characteristic of the original "Rip." After the spring bloom it takes a summer slumber & then comes on again in the fall with another shower of bright flowers to add life to the autumn Iris garden. Standards light pinkish red; falls broad & rounded, bright crimson, contrasting wonderfully with the fetching white beards. Fine large flowers with falls sometimes over 3" wide, even in the fall. Sweetly fragrant. Foliage stays green all thru fall blooming period. Bred from 2 Re-Bloomers (Gibson Girl X California Pink). Regularly $15; on $20 order $11.25; on $25 order $9.95.
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