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(TB) 'Tropic Seas'

1924, Shull

'Tropic Seas' (J. M. Shull, R. 1924) TB. Early bloom. Color Class-B3M. I. trojana x 'Lent A. Williamson'. Shull 1924. Honorable Mention 1924. 1939 Checklist citation: HM 1924; Bull. A.I.S. 14:26, 49 Jan. 1925.

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From Chevy Chase Iris Garden, Marion Shull catalog, 1926: TROPIC SEAS — H.M., A.I.S.,1924 — A sister plant to Morning Splendor and Julia Marlowe, representing the blue extreme as Morning Splendor represents the red extreme of this family. Standards Dauphin’s Violet. Falls velvety Mulberry Purple to Hematoxylon Violet, giving a very deep blue-purple general effect, and conspicuously lit up by the rich golden beard. A large flower on stems 45 to 50 inches high and a splendid grower. Fragrant. $7.50.

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