D. Des Chene (goclenius) wrote,
D. Des Chene
goclenius

The color formerly known as red

Perhaps ‘red’ came to have unwanted connotations? Or is “red” a technical term amongst gardeners?
HOLLYHOCK, 1936 (first sold 1950)
Small but stunning ‘Hollyhock’ is an almost unbelievably deep, deep rose, or “red” as it was known in the 1800s.
Source: “Heirloom Hyacinth Bulbs” (p. 2) at Old House Gardens (scroll down).
Tags: color rose
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