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(TB) 'Blarney Stone'

1962, Babson

'Blarney Stone' (Sanford Babson, R. 1962). Seedling# 1-72-3. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards green-gold; falls green-gold, lavender infusion. ('Spanish Peaks' x 'Vatican Purple') X (('Mexico' x 'Sultan's Robe') x 'Savage'). Melrose 1962.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing BLARNEY STONE (Sanford Babson) 36" (((F100 pale blue sdlg.: Spanish Peaks x Vatican Purple) X ((F38 red sdlg.: (Mexico x Sultan's Robe) x Savage))). A GREEN FROM THAT PARENTAGE? Yes, and quite a good color. Beige, overlaid smoothly with green; small blue blaze. Tailored form. Good branching. Medium-sized flower. Net $15.00. Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: BLARNEY STONE (Babson '62) A green and quite a good one. Beige overlaid smoothly with enough green so that even the "scoffer" will admit to the color. Small blue blaze at tip of beard. NET-10.00.

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