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■(AB) 'Martha Mia'

1975, Hunt

'Martha Mia' OGB (Eugene Hunt, R. 1975). Seedling ORB 70-6. AB, 28" (71 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards pale violet blue; falls lighter tint than violet blue; deep brown spot; dark violet brown beard. ('Esther, The Queen' X 'Dove Song'). Hunt, 1975. Honorable Mention 1979; Favorite Guest 1980; White Award 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #218 July 1975 Introducing MARTHA MIA (Hunt, R. 1975). Seedling ORB 70-6. AR, 28", E-M. (Esther the Queen X Dove Song). This iris has everything. A large globular arilbred of violet-blue (RHS 91C). The faUs, somewhat darker, have a light buff overlay and an iridescent color of 76B. Four blooms to the stalk. Fertile both ways and can stand both cold and heat. The rounded, slightly curved falls have large deep purple-brown spots. $30.00. Hunt's Iris Gardens.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-01-24
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marthamia06.jpgjpg marthamia06.jpg manage 62 K 12 Jun 2014 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
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marthamia2.jpgjpg marthamia2.jpg manage 40 K 24 May 2013 - 21:01 UnknownUser Photo from Aril Society International website
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Topic revision: r23 - 09 Feb 2023, dougchyz
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