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(JI) 'Admetus'

1993, Innerst

'Admetus' ( Sterling Innerst, R. 1992) Sdlg. 3045-5. JI (6 Falls), 36-40" (91-102 cm), Midseason bloom. White, flushed fuchsia red in center, yellow signal. 'Geisha Gown' X 'Tamatsushima'. Iris Pond 1993.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing ADMETUS (Innerst '93). Sdlg. 3045-5, Japanese, M, 6 falls, 2 branches, 6 buds. White with bright rosy near red centers, which bleed and lighten as the color progresses toward the edge of the flowers. Very lovely and elegant, you will win Queen of Show with this one. $35.00. The Iris Pond. In Greek legend, Admetus, king of Thessalian Pherae, was saved from early death when his wife Alcestis consented to die in his place. The story was immortalized in the play "Alcestis" by Euripides.

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