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(TB) 'Magic Melody'

1955, Nesmith

'Magic Melody' (Elizabeth Nesmith, R. 1954 for originator, Harry F. Hall, deceased). Seedling Hall Y-101. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason late bloom. Color Class-Y3, Barium-yellow (Wilson 503/1), Falls edged slightly deeper (503). Hall yellow seedling X 'Golden Rule'. Fairmount 1955.

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From Fairmount Gardens, 1955: MAGIC MELODY Y-101 (H. F . Hall 1955) L. Uniformity of color and symmetry of form provide a note of great distinction to this very pale cream flower. It is a Barium Yellow self(503/1) of large size and rounded form with ruffled standards and flaring falls that are very broad with a slightly deeper border at the edge and around the full yellow beard. Late flowering, blooming at the same time as Illustrious and Extravaganza, its cool crisp texture and harmonious color play an important role in prolonging the bearded iris season. 39 in. $15.00
Note: Elizabeth Nesmith is the registrant for Magic Melody; H.F. Hall is the hybridizer. Mrs. Nesmith notes in the 1959 Fairmount catalog as follows: The late Mr. H. F. Hall of Moorestown, N.J. was a most scientific hybridizer of iris due to his knowledge acquired through many years of line breeding varieties of perennials and vegetables. He left many promising seedlings that I am treasuring and testing in my garden.This year I am introducing Magic Melody, a large flaring firm textured cream of lovely form and late blooming habit. Mr. Thomas Hall a landscape architect has taken over the garden of his father and we are testing the newest seedlings in both our gardens.
 

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