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■(BB) 'Calico Cat'

1989, Lankow

'Calico Cat' ( Carol Lankow, R. 1988). Seedling #7845-3. BB, height 20" (51 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards soft light yellow; falls light sea lavender violet, red wine hafts; yellow beard; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling #7579-2: ( 'Andi' x seedling #7138-1: (seedling #65J2, pink TB x 'Yellow Dresden')) X 'Miss Nellie'. Kirkland Iris 1989. Honorable Mention 1991; Award of Merit 1993; Knowlton Medal 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #273 April 1989 Introducing CALICO CAT (Lankow) BB, 20", M-L. Sdlg. 7B45-3: 7579-2: (Andi x (6512: pink TB x Yellow Dresden)) X Miss Nellie. We have waited a long time for our second border bearded introduction, but we think Calico Cat is a good BB. The standards are soft light yellow. The semi-flaring falls are pale to light sea lavender violet with wine red splashed across the halts. All petals are lightly ruffled. Yellow beards. The stalk is slender, and the overall proportion is pleasing. Five and 6 buds. Light sweet scent. $20.00. Kirkland Iris Garden.

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calico20cat09bb.jpgjpg calico20cat09bb.jpg manage 62 K 13 Mar 2010 - 21:39 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
BBCalicoCatEI.jpgjpg BBCalicoCatEI.jpg manage 21 K 09 Dec 2012 - 20:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
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CalicoCat01.jpgjpg CalicoCat01.jpg manage 32 K 23 Sep 2014 - 16:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
calico01.jpgjpg calico01.jpg manage 71 K 04 Jun 2015 - 21:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
calicocat02.jpgjpg calicocat02.jpg manage 68 K 25 Jul 2015 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
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calicocat1.jpgjpg calicocat1.jpg manage 53 K 08 Nov 2017 - 03:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
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