(E. B. Williamson
, R. 1935) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1D. 'Cinnabar'
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| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1935: Varese (Wmsn. No. 1090, 1935). (Cinnabar X —). The most brilliant red purple Iris with a fine globular form and wonderful substance. Wonderful for the garden because of its great carrying power. S. arching, cupped, obovate, Rosolane Purple; F. straight hanging, rounding wedge-shaped, Dahlia Purple; Haft, white veined maroon; style branches, Lemon Chrome, crest Terra Cotta; beard, very heavy, Light Cadmium. Large flowers 4 inches wide and 5 inches high, eight flowers to a stalk that is well branched. Very vigorous, fast multiplier and floriferous. 37 inches tall. Though there are many red purples on the market, many authorities think this merits introduction because of its brilliance and excellent form and substance. $10.00.
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