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■(TB) 'Tis-tops'

1957, Craig

'Tis-tops' (Tom Craig, R. 1957). Seedling# 55-12. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Blend of French lilac with hints of burgundy, old lavender and rose. ('Ball Gown' x ('Savage' x 'Cordovan')) X ('Savage' x 'Cordovan'). Craig 1957.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: TISTOPS (Craig' 57) EM-38". Has a rich, almost unbelievable blend of many colors. You w!ll covet it for its richness and the variety of tones. French lilac dominates the many colors playing in th1s mingling of tones. In the standards are hints of burgundy, lavender and rose; in the falls java-brown is washed over the smooth hafts, continues lightly along the edges of the falls. An Iris of unbelievable smoothness and the heaviest substance imaginable. With both Ball Gown and Savage in the parentage, this may tend to re-bloom and it surely has the ideal genetic constitution for crossing with Summer and Autumn Bloomers to obtain still finer repeat-bloomers. ((Ball Gown x (Savage x Cordovan) X (Savage x Cordovan)). Regularly $8.00; on $10 order $4.80; on $25 order $3.20; 3 for $8.15.

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