'orange' color.

John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:17:50 PST
Dear All:

When, years ago, we wrote the description of the great lily
'Enchantment' the first lily to be given a plant patent, it was orange,
but according to the RHS color charts, which gave names to the colors,
this 'orange' was called 'Nasturtium red' and this was how the color was
described! Orange has not as great an appeal as 'Nasturtium Red'. I
remember describing the color of 'Thunderbolt' as having the color of
the inside of a ripe Cantaloupe Melon, it was fun to see how many times
this color description in magazines, catalogs etc.. Being able to
reference a color to a well known fruit was a definite advantage as
people knew exactly the color referred to. Cheers, John E. Bryan

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