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(JI) 'Mahogany Giant'

1931, Childs

'Mahogany Giant' ( John Childs, R. 1931) JI. Double. Color Class-6RD.

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From Flowerfield Bulb Farms catalog 1956: MAHOGANY GIANT (Childs). Dark red, Peony-like flower. 6-1/2 inches across. Notes taken in field on July 10th: "Falls, drooping: standards, horizontal; style branches, vertical. All parts are ruffled. Style columns are white: crests, paler red. Mid to late blooming: tall growing, an excellent variety". For a good dark red type this has yet to be surpassed. Each $3.00. Three $6.00. Doz. $18.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: MAHOGANY GIANT (Chi. 1931) Dbl. Most richly colored of all Japanese irises. A brilliant dark wine mahogany with large flowers held well above the foliage. 43 in. $1.50.

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