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(SPU) 'Woodwind'

1968, Hager

'Woodwind' ( Ben Hager, R. 1967) Seedling #S109I. SPU, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Golden brown with small yellow signal. 'Windfall' X 'Driftwood'. Melrose 1968. Honorable Mention 1969; Judges Choice 1969.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: WOODWIND (Ben R. Hager '68) SPURIA IRIS 48" Sister Seedling to FAROLITO (Windfall X Driftwood). In breeding the spuria iris toward shorter clawed, more compact flowers and wider petals we are approaching, in actuality, a new form for spurias which is turning up quite often in newer seedlings, especially those from Windfall. We might call this the"chalice" form for in Woodwind the standards are wide enough so that they and the style arms form a cup that has been seen to hold water, though, fortunately, not frequently. The falls of this flower are flaring and fully orbicular and have the appearance of no longer being held by the narrow claw that underlies the style arms in spurias. The color of this spuria is a rich caramel brown. Brown veining coalesces on the edge of the fall and brushes up over the yellow signal but leaves a small bright yellow area just under the style crests. The plant is a strong grower and the erect stems have two bud placements and terminal. $15.00

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