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■(TB) 'Rosalba'

1919, Bliss

'Rosalba' ( Arthur J. Bliss, 1919) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7M.

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Awaiting original catalog description
From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: A red Squalens with flowers of medium size but of a redder tone of any variety heretofore obtained. The standards are vinous mauve to Iris violet (Rep. des couleurs 184 to 174) with falls of deeper colouring. The style arms and base of segments are stained yellow-ochre and sepia. Free flowering and branching spikes. Height 2ft. 10in.
Red squalens with flowers of medium size, but of redder tone than any variety hitherto obtained. Standards are vineous mauve to iris violet (rep. des coleurs 184 to 174) with falls of deeper colouring. Style arms and base of segments are stained yellow ochre and sepia. Free flowering branching spikes. 2'10". (1920+ Orpington 1923)
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1924: ROSALBA (Bliss) $4.00. This variety is deep rose in color, darker than Roseway, but I do not know that it is very much superior to Roseway. The bloom is not as large as I could wish, and yet undoubtedly it is an advance in the particular color in which it is classed.
Most distinctive with fine branching habit. Standards reddish violet. Falls deeper tone, almost ruby violet, the throat being stained with yellow ochre and sepia. 3'. (Wallace 1924)


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