■(TB) 'Winter Flame'
, R. 1953). TB, 32" (81 cm). Early midseason bloom and rebloom winter. Color Class R3. Standards light wine-red; falls velvety crimson, light buff edge, light violet spot. 'December Royalty'
selfed. Rainbow 1953.
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| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: WINTER FLAME (Austin '53) ++ E-32". One of the finest large red Rebloomers. Persists in blooming each fall & winter, often starting heavy bloom in Oct., at least 2 weeks ahead of Technicolor, & continuing until Jan . Then blooms again in the spring. Standards smooth light wine red; falls velvety crimson. Novel light buff edging. Heavily branched, with up to 20 buds & 5 flowers out at once on each stalk. Heavy seed-setter. See in full color. (December Royalty X Self). Reg. $3.00; on $15 order, 2 for $2.10; on $25 order, 3 for $1.75.
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