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■(TB) 'Crimson Colossus'

1963, Austin

'Crimson Colossus' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1963). Seedling# 147. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class R3, Standards light red; falls deep crimson. 'Bold Contrast' X 'Joseph's Mantle'. Rainbow Hybridizing Garden 1963.

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Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: CRIMSON COLOSSUS (Austin '63) M-36". Ever since I established the Colossal race, customers have been asking for a worthy all red one in this most popular class. I have finally produced an enormous red beauty from the cross of Bold Contrast X Joseph's Mantle, so it may re-bloom . Is surely topnotch for breeders of Re-Bloomers, Colossals or Tall Bearded. Standards light, shimmering red; falls semi-flaring with a spread of 7". Broad & round, 3-1/4" across, deep velvety crimson, set off by a fetching 1/4" pink border. Pollen available. Be the first to display it! Regularly $15; on $20 order $10.50; on $25 order $8.25; 3 for $23.50.
 

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-14
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CrimsonColossus11.JPGJPG CrimsonColossus11.JPG manage 111 K 14 Aug 2021 - 02:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CrimsonColossus12BHI.jpgjpg CrimsonColossus12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 16 Apr 2012 - 18:21 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CrimsonColossusBHI.jpgjpg CrimsonColossusBHI.jpg manage 136 K 17 Nov 2011 - 20:50 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
crimsoncolossus01.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus01.JPG manage 674 K 08 May 2018 - 21:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
crimsoncolossus02.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus02.JPG manage 731 K 08 May 2018 - 22:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
crimsoncolossus5.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus5.JPG manage 172 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
crimsoncolossus50.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus50.JPG manage 187 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
crimsoncolossus51.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus51.JPG manage 313 K 04 May 2024 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
crimsoncolossus52.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus52.JPG manage 191 K 04 May 2024 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
crimsoncolossus53.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus53.JPG manage 203 K 04 May 2024 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
crimsoncolossus54.JPGJPG crimsoncolossus54.JPG manage 330 K 04 May 2024 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 04 May 2024, TerryLaurin
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