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■(MDB) 'Buddha Song'

1970, Dunbar

'Buddha Song' (Bonnie Dunbar, R. 1969). Seedling #63-3M. MDB, 7" (18 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards pale blue-white, violet-blue midribs; falls deep violet, darker and redder toward centers; blue-white beards. 'Rhages' X I. suaveolens (mellita). Riverdale Iris Gardens 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing BUDDHA SONG (Bonnie Dunbar). MDB, 8". (Rhages X I. mellita). Here is an attractive garden flower which also carries a tremendous breeding potential, carrying the dominant amoena pattern from I. mellita. Very large standards of white tinted with violet and a violet midrib. The smaller falls are deep purple and slightly recurved, suggesting the form of an arilbred. Vigorous plants, with narrow curved leaves. We don't know of anything else that resembles it. $5.00. Riverdale Iris Garden.
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: BUDDHA SONG (Dunbar, 70) Large, domed standards of pale lavender blue resemble exotic oncocyclus irises. Dark purple falls, tucked. White beards.The dominant amoena (Is) pattern in unusual diploid parentage could make it useful in Miniature Tall breeding. $3.00. HM 71.

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-- RobertPries - 2009-10-28
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BuddhaSong.jpgjpg BuddhaSong.jpg manage 34 K 01 May 2012 - 15:15 Main.tomlwaters photo by Tom Waters, Cuyamungue, New Mexico, April 2012
BuddhaSong03.jpgjpg BuddhaSong03.jpg manage 284 K 17 May 2021 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
BuddhaSong04.JPGJPG BuddhaSong04.JPG manage 118 K 28 Mar 2018 - 21:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Buddha_Song_Small_Dwarf_Iris_photo_archive_001.jpgjpg Buddha_Song_Small_Dwarf_Iris_photo_archive_001.jpg manage 63 K 14 Aug 2013 - 14:21 BobPries Bob Pries photo
Buddha_Song_small_Dwarf_Iris_photo_archive_002.jpgjpg Buddha_Song_small_Dwarf_Iris_photo_archive_002.jpg manage 66 K 14 Aug 2013 - 14:21 BobPries Bob Pries photo
buddahsong9.JPGJPG buddahsong9.JPG manage 69 K 12 Aug 2021 - 22:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
buddha-song1-10.jpgjpg buddha-song1-10.jpg manage 37 K 24 Apr 2010 - 22:38 Main.mikeu Buddha Song by Mike Unser
buddhasong030.JPGJPG buddhasong030.JPG manage 297 K 13 Dec 2023 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by-Cascadia Iris Gardens
buddhasong031.JPGJPG buddhasong031.JPG manage 139 K 13 Dec 2023 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by-Cascadia Iris Gardens
buddhasong1.JPGJPG buddhasong1.JPG manage 141 K 09 Jun 2020 - 18:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
buddhasong2.JPGJPG buddhasong2.JPG manage 162 K 09 Jun 2020 - 18:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
buddhasong3.JPGJPG buddhasong3.JPG manage 191 K 12 Dec 2021 - 16:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
buddhasong30.JPGJPG buddhasong30.JPG manage 154 K 22 Dec 2021 - 20:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r25 - 30 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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