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■(JI) 'Blue Orchid'

1953, Marx

'Blue Orchid' ( Walter Marx, R. 1953) JI (double), 30" (76 cm), Early midseason bloom. Orchid self, deep tone. 'Shin Ran' X unknown. Marx 1953.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: BLUE ORCHID (Marx 1953) Each $3.00 A distinctive and enchanting selection that will stand out in any collection. The color is a bewitching shade of deep orchid. Selected for its depth of color we believe this introduction is darker than any other orchid variety. Wide segmented 8 inch flowers that come early and last throughout the season. Best planted in foreground as the height averages about 3 feet.

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-04-17
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
blueorchid1.JPGJPG blueorchid1.JPG manage 62 K 23 Apr 2020 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
blueorchid9.JPGJPG blueorchid9.JPG manage 28 K 12 Jul 2022 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Dorothy Willott slide collection
Topic revision: r10 - 12 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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