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(TB) 'Today's Special'

1978, Muhlestein

'Today's Special' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1977). Seedling# 581B. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards tan-brown; falls amaranth; blue-tipped beard. Seedling# 241: ('Toni Michele' x 'Bon Vivant') X Mayberry seedling# M 6S-47: ('Bon Vivant' x ('Jungle Bird' x 'Tistops')). Tell 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing TODAY'S SPECIAL (Muhlestein). E-L, 38". 241: (Toni Michele x Bon Vivant) X Mayberry M 65-47: (Bon Vivant x M 59-11-5: (Jungle Bird x Tistops). Large, full tan-brown standards; rich, blended amaranth falls; blue-tipped beard. 3 branches and 3 buds in terminal, 9 to 12 buds. I have used this and its siblings (all with blue beards) to proudce pinks and pink and blue amoenas with blue beards. It is introduced as a breeder's iris. Healthy, purple-based foliage. #581 B. $10.00. Tell's Iris Garden.

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