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(AB) 'Sharksiana'

1959, Roberts

'Sharksiana' OB (Earl Roberts, R. 1957). Seedling B-800. BB oncobred. 25" (64 cm), Early bloom. Standards white; Falls white with chartreuse lines; orange yellow beard. 'Sharkskin' X I. susiana . Melrose Gardens, 1959.

NOTE: Also listed in BB web. 'Sharksiana'.

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From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing SHARKSIANA (Earl Roberts) ARILBRED (Sharkskin X I. susiana) For breeders only. Counted at 44 chromosomes, indicating that the 20 chromosomes of I. susiana were inherited unreduced, giving a double shot of Onco to this hybrid. Not a garden flower. Net $15.00. Melrose Gardens.

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Topic revision: r12 - 25 Mar 2018, Betsy881
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