'Purple Parasol' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1977) Sdlg. 68/7. JI, 48" (122 cm), Midseason bloom. Velvety purple (darker than RHS 87A); yellow (13B) signal; darker purple stylearms. Unnumbered Payne seedling from unknown parentage X 'Great Blue Butterfly'. McEwen 1977. Honorable Mention 1978, Payne Award 1980.
|From AIS Bulletin #226 Summer 1977 Introducing PURPLE PARASOL: 48". M. Diploid. Very double 8" flower of dark, velvety purple with yellow signals. Outstanding branching-2 to 3 plus terminal. Payne seedling X Great Blue Butterfly. Excellent parent. $20.00. Currier McEwen.|
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