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■(TB) 'Coral Surf'

1982, Sloan

'Coral Surf' (Richard Sloan, R. 1976). Seedling# 74-PL-2. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white ground, nearly solid cover of mid-violet-blue plicata markings; falls white ground, 1/8" violet-blue band up center; mid-violet-blue plicata markings increasing to nearly solid color 1/4" band at edge; pink beard; ruffled. 'Brilliant Star' X bee. Pacific Coast Hybridizers 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #244 January 1982 Introducing CORAL SURF. This was one of the most interesting and nicest guests that I grew for the 1978 National. On white grounds, a fancy plicata done in warm blue-violet, accented by pink-yes pink-beards. This child of Brilliant Star X unknown is apparently an expression of the recesive plicata factor that we now know was present in many Hall and Hall-related irises. The pollen parent may have been another Hall-related iris, or a plicata. Form is good-ruffled, closed standards and flaring falls-and, though short (30-32" tall), branching is good. However, Coral Surf will bloom heavily. In areas milder than the Bay area, it may/will bloom out. This has exciting breeding potential. Limited stock. $35.00 Net. Pacific Hybridizers.

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