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■(TB) 'Cherished Gift'

1972, Schmelzer

'Cherished Gift' (Hazel Schmelzer, R. 1971). Seedling# 8-1-9. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason late bloom. Orange self; red beard. ('Apricot Royal' x 'Bright Butterfly') X 'Bright Butterfly'. Schmelzer 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing CHERISHED GIFT (Apricot Royal X Bright Butterfly) X Bright Butterfly). 32". ML. Orange self; wide red beard. The upright standards open slightly; their frills and firm substance add to their attractiveness; the heavy increase and flowering ability also add to its high quality. I am introducing this iris by request. Truly desired in all gardens of those who grew it. You will love it too! HC 1971. $25.00, Schmelzer's Gardens.
 
 

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