'Cock Pheasant' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1951). Seedling 4659. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-R5, Rich brown-red, brick-red flush; brown beard. ('Garden Glory' x 'Golden Spike') x 'Garden Flame'. Maple Valley 1951.
|Awaiting original catalog description From Maple Valley Garden catalog, 1951: COCK PHEASANT, Whiting 1951. No. 4659 (BAGHDAD X GARDEN FLAME). Midscason to late, 34 inches. A flash of glowing color, like the plumage of a cock pheasant. Rich tapestry red or garnet, with a tantalizing overlay of terra cotta on the falls. The flowers are of moderate size, graceful form, firm substance and a sleek, well groomed finish. The height and branching are in good proportion to the bloom and foliage, This seedling was much admired by Mr. Pilkington and Mr. DeForest when they were here a few years ago, and by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Wills, among other visitors last year. The plants are strong and hardy with generous bloom and increase. $15.00.|
|From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: COCK PHEASANT (Whiting '51). M.-L. (Baghdad x Garden Flame). Rich tapestryred tapestry red with tantalizing overlay of terracotta on falls. Blood for reds! Net. $4.00.|
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