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Thomas Edison - Item #009 Sold Out

Item Number:
Sold Out for Spring 2020

Product Description

THOMAS EDISON (BID) Introduced in 1929. Very striking! 8" blooms are a dark purple. Probably the most true dark purple we offer. The bush is compact and grows about 3 1/2' with lush foliage making it a nice addition to your garden. Recommended as a cut flower. Should do well in exhibition.
 **This product ships in the Spring.

Product Reviews

(8 Ratings, 4 Reviews) Average Rating:
WOW! Stunner
Joan Stevens (Los Angeles, CA) 10/1/2018 4:09 PM
In my super hot zone 10 garden this one is a serious winner. It makes magnificent blooms of rich color and they are huge! Don't yet know about tuber production but it's always got multiple blooms. I will always grow this.
Lots of Blooms
Susan Klinedinst (Pottstown, PA) 9/15/2017 12:10 PM
This was my favorite this year. Lots and lots of never ending blooms on nice stems for bringing inside. Beautiful color.
Deep Purple
Mel Thompson (Lynden, WA) 8/22/2017 8:52 PM
Beautiful purple color with lots of blooms. Only 5" in size, but that's the only disappointment.
Old and Great
jerry burton (tualatin, OR) 8/31/2013 10:20 PM
Has stood the test of time with resplendent color, lush plant and great cutting stems.