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(AB) 'Tropic Orchid'

1963, Austin

'Tropic Orchid' OGB- (Lloyd Austin, R. 1963). Seedling 02. AB, 36" (91 cm). Very early bloom. Standards soft amethyst; Falls blend of fawn with lilac and pink. 'Farewell' X 'Kalifa Gulnare'. Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens, 1963.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: TROPIC ORCHID (Austin '63) VE-36". A vision of pastel loveliness; will fit perfectly into your dream of South Seas adventure; make you think you've found your "tropic orchid" for here strongly arching standards are soft amethyst, falls as intriguing orchid-like blend of palest fawn with lilac & pink. Falls broad (up to 3" wide), nicely rounded, quite spreading, of excellent substance. Beard harmonizing bronze. Flowers 6" x 6". Pollen abundant, will be eagerly sought. Farewell X Kalifa Gulnare. Regularly $15; on $20 order $9.75; on $25 order $6.75.

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Topic revision: r10 - 08 Mar 2019, Betsy881
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