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■(SDB) 'Cats Reign'

1997, Miller

'Cats Reign' (David Miller, R. 1996). Seedling 88-3A. SDB, height 13" (33 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards and style arms dark pansy violet (RHS 83A); falls velvety plum purple (79A), dark pansy violet rim; beards light sky blue; slight sweet fragrance. 'Michael Paul' X 'Little Bishop'. Long 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing CATS REIGN - (David Miller) SDB 13" EM The standards and style arms are a dark pansy violet complimenting the velvety black plum falls. The falls are also rimmed with the standards color and touched with beards of light blue. A slight vanilla fragrance wafts from the 2 or 3 buds on 13" stalks. The overall effect is of dark purple and sparked the name by my daughter. I was at a loss for a name when I pulled the family to the yard for ideas. Hallie took one look and said, "either Purple Reign or Cats Reign", then turned and headed back to "other" priorities. Guess why "Cats Reign" and I'll give you one free. Seedling 88-3A Michael Paul X Little Bishop. $12.50. Long's Gardens.

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CATSREIGN.jpgjpg CATSREIGN.jpg manage 61 K 24 Mar 2011 - 20:04 Main.jesseejames  
catsreign01.jpgjpg catsreign01.jpg manage 57 K 27 Aug 2014 - 18:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
catsreign2.JPGJPG catsreign2.JPG manage 55 K 22 Apr 2016 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
catsreign2.jpgjpg catsreign2.jpg manage 38 K 26 Mar 2013 - 12:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Front Range Iris
catsreignrhoades.jpgjpg catsreignrhoades.jpg manage 172 K 01 Feb 2022 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
Topic revision: r10 - 01 Feb 2022, Harloiris
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