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■(TB) 'Cambodia'

1966, Babson

'Cambodia' (Sanford Babson, R. 1963). Seedling M97-16. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards tan, lavender infusion at base; Falls tan and violet blend; cobalt beard. 'Commentary' X ((seedling J140-2: E61-2 x 'Snoqualmie', 'Mount Washington', 'Russet Wings') x ('Savage' x 'Red Shadows')). Melrose 1966. High Commendation 1965; Honorable Mention 1967; Judges Choice 1968; Award of Merit 1971.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: CAMBODIA {Sanford Babson '66) Daydream with us for a moment of the fabled oriental lore that this name evokes in the romantic corners of our mind - of the tenebrious jungle vastness - the carven temples floating in esoteric mysteries of golden light -the secret faces of the populace filled with dark provocative eyes drifting through our vision - Now let us describe this iris, for this was the mood that enshrouded this flower when we first saw it, but we must get down to particulars: domed and fluted standards, flaring, orbicular, ruffled falls - all of this you con see in the photo. The color of the standards is on opaque antique buff and deep inside the flower these petals are stained with deep orchid purple (like gazing into the mysterious depth of the temple - there we go again!) The falls are a pastel violet edged with olive tan leading up to solid olive gold hafts and a bronze tipped dark indigo beard. Branching is excellent; growth and increase, abundant. HM'67. There will be a few plants that we can let go this year, there are several on reservation, so HURRY, and please don't be mad if we have to refund your money this time. We will do our best if you are prompt. NET 25.00.
CAMBODIA is an exotic blending of colors on a superbly formed flower, but alas, it is very slow to increase. Its tendency to bloom heavily keeps the clump small. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 13.]
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Cambodia01.JPGJPG Cambodia01.JPG manage 61 K 30 May 2015 - 21:23 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Cambodia_1963_TB.jpgjpg Cambodia_1963_TB.jpg manage 64 K 03 Jan 2012 - 00:58 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
cambodia01.JPGJPG cambodia01.JPG manage 209 K 28 Apr 2017 - 02:58 UnknownUser Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
cambodia02.JPGJPG cambodia02.JPG manage 51 K 06 May 2014 - 19:36 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
cambodia03.JPGJPG cambodia03.JPG manage 64 K 06 May 2014 - 19:38 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
cambodia04.JPGJPG cambodia04.JPG manage 82 K 12 Dec 2015 - 03:41 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
cambodia05.JPGJPG cambodia05.JPG manage 98 K 25 Feb 2019 - 16:13 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
cambodia1.JPGJPG cambodia1.JPG manage 98 K 12 Dec 2015 - 03:46 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
Topic revision: r25 - 24 Apr 2024, dougchyz
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