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(AB) 'Magma'

1964, Crandall

'Magma' OGB- ( Fred Crandall, R. 1964). AB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark mahogany red self, onco form, slight white veins at haft. Red TB seedling X 'Kalifa Hirfa'. Fleur de Lis Gardens, 1965. Honorable Mention 1968.

NOTE: Listed as Magma in the AIS 1969 Checklist and as Magna in the online AIS IrisRegister.

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MAGMA - Fred Crandall 1965) E.M. 38 in. (Red Seedling 48-80 :-Golden Eagle x Inspiration) x Kalifa Hirfa. For those who like the huge, Onco-type flowers, and few of us don't, here's a new beauty and a distinctly different one. A single stalk of it here, fairly set visitors on their ears. The huge flowers have the usual heavy substance and lovely form of the Oncos with unbelievably wide, perfectly domed stands and equally wide, semi-flaring falls. Color? It is a glowing self of dark Ox-blood red with a signal patch of pitch black around the thick bronzy gold beard. Oddly enough, for an Onco hybrid, it has a rich velvety appearing finish that makes the flower seem extra dark in some lights and positively black during the late afternoon light. A good grower and extremely hardy, it produces tall wel-branchedstalks.No.C60-8 …...... $25.00. Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965.

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