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■(AB) 'Omar's Torch'

1986, Boswell

'Omar's Torch' OGB-/ABM (Carl Boswell, R. 1985). Seedling 181-75-17. AB, 18" (46 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards medium purple, darker at midrib; Falls plum, darker at center, light purple edge; small dark purple line signal; bright yellow beard. ('Gingerbread Man' x I. balkana ) X 'Welcome Reward'. Sibling to 'Omar The Tentmaker'. Adamgrove, Aril Society, Boswell Iris, 1986.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1988; Mohr Award 1992; Mohr Medal 1994.

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From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing OMAR'S TORCH-18", Seedling 181-75-17. Most striking! Very bright yellow beards that look like a torch in the midnight sky. Medium purple standards, darker at midrib. Plum falls, darker at center and light purple at edge, small dark purple line signal. $15.00. Boswell Iris Garden.

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Topic revision: r33 - 08 Apr 2023, tomlwaters
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