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(TB) 'Red Bonnet'

1939, Gage

'Red Bonnet' (L. Merton Gage, R. 1938) TB. Early bloom season. Color Class-R4D. 'Dauntless' x red seedling. Sunnyside Gardens 1939. Honorable Mention 1939.

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RED BONNET—(Gage, 1939). This is a dark red self. The flowers are large, of fine form with wide standards and falls. Standards are domed, closed, and the falls are flaring. Fair branching, smooth texture, fairly early and very fragrant. I had never seen a red iris that will compare with RED BONNET for purity of its red color. Probably the reddest iris in commerce today, and invaluable for breeding reds, its progeny showing variety of tones from crimson to near pink. Height 36 inches. Net. $5.00. Sunnyside Gardens 1939, Original Catalog Description.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: RED BONNET (Gage 1939) M. A dark red self with large flowers of fine form and texture. The broad standards are well and closely domed. The large falls are flaring and clear velvety red. Beard rich yellow. Excellent in every way. H. M., A. I. S 1939. Per. R. 87 1940. 36 in. $1.00

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