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(TB) 'Bold Giant'

1962, Austin

'Bold Giant' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1962). Seedling# 8213. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason late bloom. Color Class Y4B, Standards coffee-buff; falls warm crimson, bright yellow beard. 'Char-Maize' X 'Gaylord'. Rainbow 1962.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BOLD GIANT (Austin '62) ML-40". Everyone seems drawn to enormous Iris, & here IS a big, bold, impressive new one that will attract a lot of attention. Often has a spread of 7 inches or more. The falls frequently a full 3 inches wide. Standards are smooth coffee-buff, well closed, contrasting nicely with the broad, velvety & strongly flaring dark crimson falls. Comes from Char-Maize, so may be useful in breeding Greens as well as Colossals. Pollen abundant. (Char-Maize X Gaylord). Reg. $4.00; on $10 order $2.80; on $25 order $1.95; 3 for $5.55.

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