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■(TB) 'Spanish Gift'

1965, Shoop

'Spanish Gift' (George Shoop, R. 1964). Seedling# B60-16-l. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-O1, Orange self; deep orange beard. 'Bright Magic' X seedling# B55-39. Shoop 1965. Honorable Mention 1967.

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From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing SPANISH GIFT 1965. Bright orange with deep orange-red beard. Wide, ruffled, flaring falls. Well branched. Large, strong stalk. 36". Seedling 60-16-1. $25.00. George Shoop.
SPANISH GIFT is the most dependable "orange' in California. Fine formed flowers of good apricot-orange color. Good branching and very vigorous. In Coastal California, it is the closest thing to an everblooming iris that we've ever grown. Rare is a month that goes by without a stalk of this beauty in bloom for all to enjoy. [Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 44.]
SPANISH GIFT (Shoop) - Although 15 years old, this orange still has the best overall quality of any in this color. Vigorous, dependable bloomer (a rebloomer in some parts of the country) and has good color saturation. Branching and bud count are sometimes variable. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 37.]

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SpanishGift01.JPGJPG SpanishGift01.JPG manage 49 K 06 Dec 2014 - 16:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SpanishGift12BHI.jpgjpg SpanishGift12BHI.jpg manage 94 K 04 May 2012 - 16:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Spanish_Gift_Shoop_1964.jpgjpg Spanish_Gift_Shoop_1964.jpg manage 70 K 21 Dec 2009 - 17:05 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
spanishgift02.JPGJPG spanishgift02.JPG manage 97 K 08 Jul 2014 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
spanishgift1.jpgjpg spanishgift1.jpg manage 126 K 21 Apr 2016 - 13:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
spanishgift9.JPGJPG spanishgift9.JPG manage 391 K 14 Oct 2020 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 07 May 2024, dougchyz
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