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(IB) 'Grévin'

1920, Vilmorin

'Grévin' (Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, 1920) IB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class S3D.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1916, 4e série, Tome XVI, p. 78; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1910.
Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, plantes vivaces et à massif 1921, p. 50.
"Flowers of great substance, deep red purple flushed copper. Two feet. Very good." [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1925]
Vilmorin 1920; 1938; Sheets 1928; Rowancroft Gardens 1938; Katkamier 1939 (Seedling year 1910); Royal Horticultural Society 55: Pt. 1, page 134, January 1930 Trials..; grape fragrance.
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: GREVIN. (Vilmorin 1920.) S. violet with yellow shading; F. dark violet with bright yellow veining; styles yellow. Medium late. 24-27 inches.
Wing Seed Co. 1922 catalog gives; "Grevin — (Vilm). Medium late. Height about 28 in. Large flowers with violet upper segments shaded with yellow; the lower segments are dark violet with bright yellow stripes at the base. Styles yellow $10.00"
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: GREVIN (Vilmorin 1920) 8.5. S. arched, bright violet, tipped yellowish brown; F. rich, velvety violet-purple, heavily reticulated brown at the haft. A good dark-toned flower of great substance .Fragrant. Late flowering. 24 inches. 75 cts. each; $2.00 for 3.

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