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■(TB) 'Great Day'

1953, Tompkins

'Great Day' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1953) TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-OR1. Orange-red self. ('Bandit' x 'Technicolor') x ('Manana' x 'Rocket'). Fleur de Lis 1953. Honorable Mention 1953.

Note: All of Chet Tompkins' relevant "Fleur de Lis Gardens" catalogs list the parentage of this Iris as Ebony Echo X Manana, as do Tell Muhlestein's catalogs.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: GREAT DAY (Tompkins 1953) M. L. 36 in. (Ebony Echo x Manana). A rich glowing carmine that combines the best features of both its parents. The lovely flaring form and ruffling of Ebony Echo has been retained with added size, and Manana in turn has given more brilliance to the red coloring and complete cleanness to the hafts. The flower has the same heavy substance as both parents with their non-burning qualities and the finish is rich and glossy with some of the same carmine black overtones. Selected for trial at Wisley in England 1955. H. M. 1953. 15.00.
From Tell's Iris Gardens catalog 1956: GREAT DAY (Tompkins '53) M.-L. 36 inches. (Ebony Echo x Manana). Flaring, ruffled, rich glossy non-fading deep red devoid of haft markings. H.M. '53. $15.00

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