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■(TB) 'Duke Of Bedford'

1922, Bliss

'Duke Of Bedford' (Arthur J. Bliss, R. 1922). TB. Early bloom. Color Class-B1D. 'Dominion' x 'E. H. Jenkins'.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: DUKE OF BEDFORD (Bliss 1922). The general effect in the border is deep violet with a shade of red throughout, the standards being deep violet, the falls of a far deeper tone, almost black-purple in certain lights, with a reddish sheen under violet veins. Like the other Dominion Seedlings, it possesses wonderful velvety texture in the falls. 36 inches. $15.00 each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923/24: DUKE OF BEDFORD (Bliss) $50.00. This is a Dominion seedling and pleased me very much as I saw it in bloom in England two years ago, but it did not have the vigor to withstand the freezing weather in my garden this spring. If I remember correctly, I purchased three roots of this at a cost of over fifty dollars each, including importation charges, and I am in hopes that it will increase to such an extent within the next few years that I can get my money out of it when sold to Americans.

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