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■(AB) 'Big Black Bumblebee'

1966, Danielson

'Big Black Bumblebee' OGB+ ( Henry Danielson, R. 1965). Seedling 65-4. AB, 24” (61 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards deep amethyst pink, veined mulberry; Falls similar, but darker; bronze beard; large black signal. 'Theseus' X C.G. White WO1 seedling. Mount Clare Iris Gardens, 1966. Honorable Mention 1967; Judges Choice 1967, 1968; White Award 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #180, January 1966. Introducing BIG BLACK BUMBLEBEE. Arilbred, 24", E-M, Sdlg. 65-4. S. deep amethyst-pink, veined dark mulberry; F similar but darker; beard bronze. Black signal. THESUS X Wo 1 Sdlg. (C. White). Here we have an arilbred that has as clear a signal as any pure onco. The name was given because from a distance the signal looks like a large bumblebee sitting on the falls. It is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Does not go dormant and increases rapidly. This is the only reason for the low price listed. $20.00. Mount Clare iris Gardens.
From Pleasure Iris Gardens catalog, 1984: BIG BLACK BUMBLEBEE--1968, Arilbred. 24", EM Sdlg, 65-4. Standards deep amethyst pink, veined darker mulberry. Falls similar but darker; beard bronze. Black signal. Theseus x Wo 1 (C. White). HM 1967, White Award 1970. $3.00
 

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Topic revision: r23 - 22 Apr 2018, Betsy881
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