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(TB) 'Crescendo'

1955, Tompkins

'Crescendo' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1955). Seedling# 52-70. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R1, Red self, beard dark yellow tipped brown. 'Manana' x 'Garden Glory'. Fleur de Lis 1955.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: CRESCENDO (Tompkins 1955) Ml. 39 in. (Manana x Garden Glory). A new red that is a complete self in color. A shade between Carminla and Ox blood by Ridgway. The flowers are large and excellentliy formed with broad full petals of extra heavy substance and smooth velvety, non-burning finish. There are no haft marks of any kind and a dark yellow, brown tipped beard accents the smoothness. The stalks are very strong and tall, some reaching a height of 40 inches, and the branching is excellent. H. M. 1955. Stock very limited this year. Net 25.00.

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