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■(SDB) 'Melon Honey'

1973, Roberts

'Melon Honey' (Earl Roberts, 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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MelonHoney01.JPGJPG MelonHoney01.JPG manage 51 K 26 Nov 2014 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MelonHoney03.JPGJPG MelonHoney03.JPG manage 148 K 02 Sep 2016 - 02:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MelonHoney2.jpgjpg MelonHoney2.jpg manage 45 K 05 Jun 2010 - 02:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Jensen
MelonHoneyIOS.jpgjpg MelonHoneyIOS.jpg manage 23 K 12 Dec 2011 - 15:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst, UK
melonhoney02.JPGJPG melonhoney02.JPG manage 838 K 25 May 2017 - 14:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
melonhoney3.jpgjpg melonhoney3.jpg manage 61 K 21 Jan 2014 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
melonhoney4.jpgjpg melonhoney4.jpg manage 33 K 17 Nov 2018 - 20:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
melonhoney5.jpgjpg melonhoney5.jpg manage 139 K 25 May 2019 - 23:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r18 - 25 May 2019, TLaurin
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