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TB 38″ M

From Melrose Gardens catalog for 1968: “One of the finest iris to come from this iris breeder. A child of Melodrama and Commentary, thus combining two great but different breeding lines and taking the best from both. Very wide, full petals are a delicate shade of orchid lavender with just a wash of stronger color in the falls; pale blue beard and intriguing maroon veins deep in the throat. The fluted standards are closed and the broad flaring falls are fluted and ruffled. The whole melts into an ecstatic visual poem. Excellent branching, bud count and vigorous healthy growth.”

From Wild’s of Missouri catalog for 1972: “Broad petaled large, well formed flowers of soft lavender orchid with a deeper wash of same color in the falls intensified by a pastel blue beard. Well branched.”

The Melrose catalog for 1979 notes regarding Pacific Shores: Recognizable. . . in an expression of the Progenitor heritage of Apropos . . .”

(Commentary X Melodrama), HM 1965, AM 1969.


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Babson, R. 1963 / I. 1964

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1960-1969
Fall Color: Lavender
Standard Color: Lavender
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Blue/Purple
Hybridizer: Babson
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