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■(TB) 'Baby's Bonnet'

1957, Baker

'Baby's Bonnet' ( O. T. Baker, R. 1954). Seedling 51-34-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to late bloom. Color Class-W4, White and salmon-pink, tangerine beard. 'Gay Orchid' x Loomis 'Seashell' seedling. Baker's Acre 1957.

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Babys Bonnet


From AIS Bulletin #145, April 1957. Introducing BABY'S BONNET H-C 1956: The first pink amoena. As delightfully pleasing and alluring as the name implies. Standards full domed and pure white. Falls semi-flaring, slightly rippled and with the coloring of "Pink Cameo" pink. High lighted with a bright tangerine beard. Very floriferous. The well-proportioned blossoms are of heavy substance and long lasting durability. Good branching. Fertile both ways, it opens new avenues for hybridizers. Acclaimed by many as one of the best "guests" of the year at the 1956 Los Angeles convention. $20. Baker's Acre.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BABY'S BONNET (Baker '57) EML-34". Everyone likes to have something completely new. So I bring you the first pink amoena & one with a tangerine beard to boot. Nicely domed white standards & semi-flanng slightly ruffled pink falls. Fertile both ways. Opens up new avenues for hybndizing. Watch the hybridizers beat a path to this one; & if you want it just for garden decoration you'll have to hurry. Gay Orch1d X Loom1s sea shell sdlg. Regularly $10; on $15 order $5.95; on $25 order $3.95; 3 for $11.75.

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