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(TB) 'Double Rose'

1961, Recknor-Austin

'Double Rose' (Mrs. Earl Recknor and Lloyd Austin, R. 1959). TB, 36" (91 cm), Very late bloom. Color Class-Y4R, Standards light bronzy scarlet; falls deep, slightly scarlet-red. 'Day Dream' x 'El Paso'. Rainbow 1961.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: DOUBLE ROSE (Recknor '61) L - 35". A fantastically double flower tosses aside what has been conventional Iris form for centuries, adopts instead the form of a big, double rose--& hence its name! Fall-like petals have no beards, & may be semi-erect or spreading. Center filled with curved, nearly erect, standard-like petals, large style arms & petaloid styles. Heretofore, so-called "doub!e" Iris tested showed relatively little doubling; but no seeker of the unusual will be d1sappointed in lack of doubling in Double Rose, as it doesn't grow any other way! A breeder's Iris since adverse weather sometimes prevents complete normal opening; yet it has genes for doubling. Some enterprising breeder will take this and produce an Iris to startle the world. Why not you? A blend of deep & bnght cnmson with mahogany & yellow. Day Dreamer X El Paso. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $3.3S; on $25 order $2.SO.

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