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■(TB) 'Ali Baba'

1952, Lyon

'Ali Baba' (David Lyon, R. 1951). Seedling D 204-47-8. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1, Garnet-red self. 'Ranger' X 'Cordovan'. Lyon 1952. Honorable Mention 1954.

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From AIS Bulletin #125, April 1952. Introducing ALI BABA (David Lyon '52) (Ranger x Cordovan #D204-47-8). The bright red Ali Baba is a sister seedling to the deep maroon variety The Mad Hatter with standards of spectrum taupe and falls of velvety garnet brown. Well branched and will not burn in sun. $18.00. Lyon Iris Garden.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1956: Ali BABA (Lyon 1952) M. L. 37 in. (Ranger x Cordovan). A very large flower of deep garnet brown with extra heavy substance. Fine. H. M. 1954. 5.00
From Cooley's catalog, 1956: ALI BABA (Lyon,'52) Each $5.00. Rich brown-red, the standards spectrum-taupe flushed garnet-brown. The texture of the petals is like heavy velvet and it does not burn or wilt in the sun. Large flowers on 44-inch stalks...a seedling of Ranger x Cordovan. HM AIS 1954.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog, 1955: ALI BABA (Lyon '52) M-L-36" A sister seedling to The Mad Hatter whose deep maroon coloring contrasts with the bright red of Ali Baba. The standards are flushed with garnet-brown and the falls are deep brownish-garnet-red. Does not fade in the hot sun. Flower very large and impressive. Best garden effect obtained when planted where the afternoon sun filters through the blossoms. Pleasing fragrance. [Ranger x Cordovan].
From Lyon's Irisland catalog, 1959: All BABA (Lyon '52) $2.00. Standards spectrum taupe flushed garnet-brown; broad flaring deep garnet-brown falls of the heaviest velvety texture; does not fade in the sun. Fragrant. 40". M-L. (Ranger X Cordovan).H. M .'54.

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AliBaba01.JPGJPG AliBaba01.JPG manage 69 K 09 Dec 2014 - 21:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
AliBabaBHI.jpgjpg AliBabaBHI.jpg manage 80 K 14 Apr 2012 - 14:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ali-baba1-21.jpgjpg ali-baba1-21.jpg manage 351 K 27 Sep 2021 - 03:19 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, Photographed at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
alibaba01.JPGJPG alibaba01.JPG manage 634 K 25 Apr 2018 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
alibaba02.JPGJPG alibaba02.JPG manage 604 K 25 Apr 2018 - 15:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
alibaba9.JPGJPG alibaba9.JPG manage 415 K 09 Nov 2020 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1958 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r20 - 27 Sep 2021, mikeu
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