TB 40″ M S4M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with the name, it is golden russet in color – a self. The enormous flowers are seven inches high and nine inches wide, with broad hafts. Grows to 40 inches on very heavy stalks. Will evoke many ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’ from visitors.”
((Y Sdlg. fr. (Invictus X #38-52)) X (Golden Eagle), HC 1945, HM 1947, AM 1952.
Note: Be aware that there was a registered Golden Russet by D. Hall 1942 (prntg: Stardom X Spring Chimes). Withdrawal must be prior to 1945 as our 2nd Golden Russet here (Syn: Jumbo) gets an HC that year. Both were coded M S4M – just to keep us on our toes!