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(AB) 'Sporting Thomas'

1949, Muhlestein

'Sporting Thomas' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1947) TMB, 34” (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-B7D. Dark purple self. Sport of 'N. J. Thomas': ('William Mohr' X 'El Capitan'). Tell 1949.

Also listed in Tb web 'Sporting Thomas'.

Note: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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Sfrom Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: SPORTING THOMAS (Muhl. 1949) E. M. 36 in. (Sport of N.J. Thomas). Onco bred of very dark purple. A lovely flower and a fine parent. 1.00.
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: SPORTING THOMAS AB (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1947). Seedling # NIA. TMB, E-M. Sport of N.J.THOMAS. Tell: "Very dark purple." Vallette: "deep black-violet" Tell, 1949. Notes: OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '49, p. 226; Tell's '59, p. 54; Vallette, p. 193.
 
 

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