Ruth Elizabeth seedling. A glorified Ruth Elizabeth, taller than its parent. Good foliage and strong stem holds flower well. Late midseason. Will not make a cut flower, but will be beautiful in the garden and on the show table. It is a semi-rose type double. Color is a vivid red, as its mother. This red did not burn in 94 degree heat as did most other reds. It held its color to the end. Seedling # R 72.
Colonel Robert R. McCormick