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■(TB) 'Western Rainbow'

1975, Brown

'Western Rainbow' (Opal Brown, R. 1975) Seedling# 9-19E8. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Imperial purple (RHS 78D) with apricot (28C) hafts, becoming more apricot with age; ruffled falls; fire red beard. Seedling# 7-20E5: (('Chinese Coral' x seedling# L-1A2) x 'Orange Parade') X seedling# 7-8D: ('Lightup' x 'Chinese Coral'). Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing WESTERN RAINBOW (0. L. Brown '75). TB, Mid, 35". Huge, wide petaled lavender-apricot blend. Ruffled standards are Imperial purple; flaring, ruffled falls are same with apricot hafts. Thick, wide fire red beards. Heavy substance, smooth coloring. HC '74 under Sdlg. 9-19E8. Sib to Neon Magic. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
 
 

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