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■(TB) 'Steeplechase'

1957, Craig

'Steeplechase' (Tom Craig, R. 1957). Seedling# 55-2. TB, 45" (114 cm), Early bloom and re-bloom late. Steeplechase-blue self. 'Sleighride' sibling X ('Headlands' x 'Mary McClellan'). Craig 1957.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: STEEPLECHASE (Craig '57) + E-L-42". Exceptionally smooth full-formed deep blue of heaviest substance. Carries the rich & intense colo of a bunch of violets, and is almost as fragrant. In warm climates this top quality blue self flowers not only in spring but heavily thru fall & winter, proving a super breeder forrepeat bloomers. I'd like to see this crossed with my Blue Surprise. (Sieighride sib. X (Headlands x Mary McClellan)). Regularly $5.00 on $15 order, 2 for $4.50; on $25 order, 3 for $3.95.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Steeplechase02.jpgjpg Steeplechase02.jpg manage 112 K 15 Aug 2015 - 11:52 Main.TLaurin This is a drawing from Tom Craig catalog
Steeplechase03.jpgjpg Steeplechase03.jpg manage 21 K 15 Aug 2015 - 11:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ivan Craig
Steeplechase12BHI.jpgjpg Steeplechase12BHI.jpg manage 72 K 04 May 2012 - 22:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r11 - 11 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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