■(SDB) 'Melon Honey'
, R. 1972). Seedling# 70R21. SDB, 13" (33 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color of cut cantaloupe with lighter spot at beard, slightly deeper gilt edge on Standards; wider and darker band on Falls; orange beard tipped white. 'Pagan Butterfly'
X ('Sky Torch'
x 'Dove Wings'
). Earl Roberts 1973.
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| From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing MELON HONEY. SDB. 13". (Pagan Butterfly X 68R34: Sky Torch x Dove Wings). One of the first of the coming pink byproducts produced by outcrossing our pinks to other colors, then back to the pinks again. A new color, like a ripe canteloupe, comparable to the melon tones of daylilies. Almost a self with paler area at the orange beard, and deeper gilt edge on the cupped standards; flatly flared falls have a darker band. Heavy bloomer, 4 buds, branched, excellent form, clean hafts, fertile. HC '72. $10.00. Earl Roberts.
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