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Red Spire (Saxton 1996) 59 ML Re 3.5, Red w'Red Halo, Dor Dip

(Monseigneur Garnet * Jersey Beacon)



    • Arterial Blood Arterial Blood (Huben 2011) 44 M 3.5, Red Self, Dor Dip
      (Sobek 90.34A * Red Spire)
      A tall-and-small red self. Brilliant velvety, saturated, flaming lipstick-red flowers with green throats standing tall above the foliage. Thrips and sun resistant. Excellent increase. 27 buds, 5 branches.
    • Fountain Of Blood Fountain Of Blood (Huben 2012) 44 EM 3.5, Red Self, Dor Dip
      (Siloam Plum Tree * Red Spire)
      Velvety, brilliant fire engine red with green throat. Excellent foliage and increase and an excellent breeder - pod and pollen fertile. 40 buds, 6 branches. Needs protection from the sun.
    • Indelible Blood Indelible Blood (Huben 2013) 44 M 4, Red Self, Dor Dip
      (Sobek 90.34A * Red Spire)
      Like most velvety reds, Indelible Blood is very difficult to photograph accurately. The photograph above is my best, yet it still doesn't show the true depth and intensity of the dark red color. However, it does show off the beautiful green throat and hint at the velvety sheen. The photo below shows more sheen and more or the oxblood-red darkness, but still cannot capture the true appearance. Indelible Blood is very simply the most durable red I've ever grown. It has all the types of sunfastness: I have never seen it curl, slick, fade or melt, not even in 100+ degree heat. It does not show thrips or aphid damage in my unsprayed garden. It is unfazed by rain. No blotchy petals from insects or water. The flowers close tight: no need to deadhead.
      • MH1045D MH1045D (Huben )
        (Indelible Blood * Way Up There)
        So much color saturation that it is black-red. Sunfast.

      • MH1047S MH1047S (Huben ) 28 EM 5, Red w'Green Eye, Dor Dip
        (Indelible Blood * Rose F Kennedy)
        Great face, sunfast, but we'll see how much plant.

      • MH1173B MH1173B (Huben ) 50 M 4.5, Red w'White Midrib, Dor Dip
        (Indelible Blood * Autumn Minaret)
        This cross illustrates why there are no registrations from Autumn Minaret. Autumn Minaret is very late and will not set seed, so you need to save the pollen over the winter to put it on something nice. And then results don't look like much. But there are a few important things to notice: you can get excellent color clarity and green throats from your pod parent; vigor, height and 6 branches with 43 buds from Autumn Minaret. The next generation should produce some beauty with excellent plant habits.

      • O Positive O Positive (Huben 2013) 46 EM 3.25, Red w'Dark Band, Dor Dip
        (Crazy Kids * Indelible Blood)
        This red has everything. It is vigorous, tall, sunfast, well branched and budded and beautiful. The instant Bob Sobek saw it, he said he wanted it: and not too surprisingly, it is out of one of his introductions. With 6 branches and 24 buds, it puts on a terrific display for a long time. The foliage is excellent. My other tall, red introductions have a trumpety form, but O Positive has more a ruffled bagel form: or perhaps you could say it resembles a red blood cell (but it's too big to be named Erythrocyte.)

    • Venous Blood Venous Blood (Huben 2011) 50 M 4.5, Purple Self, Dor Dip
      (Sobek 93.36 * Red Spire)
      A tall-and-small, clear, sunfast, velvety red-purple with yellow-green throat. Vigorous increase. 34 buds, 5 branches.


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