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(BB) 'Merry Melody'

1977, Palmer

'Merry Melody' (Dorothy Palmer, R. 1977). Seedling #1173B. BB, 20" (51 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled deep pink self; fluted falls; pinkish tangerine beard. 'Dream Vendor' X 'Lilac Treat'. Echo Hill Gardens 1978. High Commendation 1977, Honorable Mention 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing MERRY MELODY-Sdlg. 1173B. (Dream Vendor X Lilac Treat). A dainty, petite, much ruffled, deep peachy pink. The standards are cupped, and the falls are wide and flaring. The flower is lit up by an interesting, bright pinkish tangerine beard. The stalk and faultless blooms are in good proportion with the foliage. This small, spritely siren will win anyone's heart. Midseason, BB, 20". HC 1977. $15.00. Echo Hill Garden.

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