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(TB) 'Canopus'

1929, Bliss

'Canopus' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1929) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class S3M. 'Trosuperba' x 'Dominion'.

Additional nursery listings: Brook Gardens 1933

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: CANOPUS (Bliss 1919). S. reddish-violet; F. rich pansy-violet, with heavy reticulations at the haft; base of petals stained olive and speckled purplish brown. Strong, branching spikes; tall and free blooming. A Dominion Seedling that is described as a better Alcazar. $3.00 each.
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930: CANOPUS (Bliss, 1929). Standards arched light purple; falls velvety prune-purple; heavily marked red-brown on cream base yellow beard. Free flowering. A red purple bicolor of merit $1.75.
CANOPUS. This is a new variety of the famous "Dominion" race, and may be described as a greatly improved Alcazar; extra large flowers with broad and finely arching standards; colour S. puce to reddish violet, F. rich pansy violet with thick heavy reticulations of Trojana type at the hafts. The base of the segments stained ochre and speckled purplish brown; branching spikes. strong sturdy stem. Height about 3 ft.

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