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Red Bird

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Cultivar
Red Bird
Originator
Franklin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1921

Anemone type; large; midseason. Broad guard petals and a center of narrow, dull rose-red petaloids; the guards are irregular and undulating, arranged horizontally; tips of petaloids curled inward; carpels greenish white, with red tips and light pink granules at the base. Moderate height; vigorous; floriferous. Average foliage. Resembles HATSUEGI, a Japanese sort, but seems to be a better flower. Very distinct, with the unusual characteristic that the center is as dark or darker than the guard petals.

Reference: 1928-B-d:138