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(TB) 'Cretonne'

1919, Bliss

'Cretonne' ( Arthur J. Bliss, R. 1919) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S9D. 'Assuerus' x 'Maori King'.

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From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: CRETONNE (Bliss). Strong grower with branching stems, bearing flowers of medium size of a most unique colour. Standards pale bronze-purple, falls rich red-maroon with striking orange beards. The spathes and stem are also coloured with a reddish brown, and the whole plant presents a very striking appearance. The deep reddish purple tone, lit up by the orange beard, at once attracts attention. 3-ft. high.
From Longfield Iris Farm Catalog, 1930: Cretonne (Bliss, 1919). Standards pale violet purple; falls velvety violet carmine; the whole flower strongly bronzed; beard orange. Vigorous and free flowering. Two feet - $0.25.

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