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■(SDB) 'April Fool'

1976, Hager

'April Fool' (Ben Hager, R. 1976). Seedling SD2691 Wi., R. SDB, height 12" (30 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards amber tan; falls maroon edged amber tan; blue white beard. 'Marinka' X (('Knotty Pine' x 'Grace Note') x 'Zip'). Melrose, Keppel 1976. Honorable Mention 1979.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: APRIL FOOL (Hager '761 12" Standard Dwarf Sdg. SD2691Wi, Sibling to Clap Hands: Marinka X ((Knotty Pine x Grace Note) x Zip). A new and curiously satisfying color pattern from an unlikely cross. The broad petals are buff-amber and over two thirds of the fail areas are deep wine-maroon spots blending to amber edges. Standards are fluted and fails flare. (The introduction of this iris is dedicated to that day on which all Great Fools were born-—me, Barbara Whitehouse, and,without doubt, others who couldn't avoid it—-atleast WE have an excuse! What's yours? NET 10.00.
 

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Topic revision: r12 - 01 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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