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■(SIB) 'Harpswell Velvet'

1991, McEwen

'Harpswell Velvet' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1990). Seedling T(3)83/107(6). SIB (tet.), 32" (80 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards dark blue purple (RHS 89A to 86A); styles 1"; Falls darker velvety blue purple, white signal. T(2)80/260(2) X T(6)78/57 -- both involving seedlings going back to 'Blue Brilliant', 'White Swirl', 'Violet Flare', 'Pirouette', 'Polly Dodge' and 'Tealwood'. Pope's Perennials, Seaways 1991. Honorable Mention 1995; Award of Merit 1997.

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Photo by Barry Blyth-AustraliaDetail of photo by Betsy HigginsPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Eartheart GardensPhoto by Fieldstone GardensPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


From AIS Bulletin #280 January 1991 Introducing HARPSWELL VELVET: T3 83/107/(6), Tetraploid, 32", E-M. The round, 5" flowers are very dark blue-purple (between RHS-89A and 86A) with velvety texture adding to the richness of the color. The 1" styles partly cover very white signals. Falls have silver edging. 1 branch and 3 bud. $35. Seaways Gardens/Pope's Perennials.

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HarpswellVelvet2.jpgjpg HarpswellVelvet2.jpg manage 22 K 28 Jul 2013 - 15:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
Harpswell_Velvet.jpgjpg Harpswell_Velvet.jpg manage 36 K 15 Jan 2010 - 19:48 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
P1380499-X2_harpswell_velvet.jpgjpg P1380499-X2_harpswell_velvet.jpg manage 341 K 21 Feb 2016 - 04:41 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
harpswell1.jpgjpg harpswell1.jpg manage 57 K 28 Jun 2015 - 16:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
harpswell11616.jpgjpg harpswell11616.jpg manage 28 K 25 Aug 2016 - 17:12 BetsyHiggins Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
harpswellvelvet.jpgjpg harpswellvelvet.jpg manage 21 K 15 Jun 2018 - 03:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Eartheart Gardens
Topic revision: r15 - 05 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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