, R. 1966). Seedling# 63-153H. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards melon-apricot; falls apricot-pink-gold-orange blend. ('Cream Crest'
x 'Graduation Gift'
) X ('Mary Randall'
x 'Full Dress'
). Bay View 1968. High Commendation 1966; Honorable Mention 1971.
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| From AIS Bulletin #189, April 1968 Introducing CELEBRATION. $25. A melon-toned apricot blend which gives a honey apricot effect. The blooms are ruffled and heavily substanced. (Cream Crest x Graduation Gift) X (Mary Randall x Full Dress). HC '66. Bay View Gardens.
| From Bay View Gardens catalog, 1969: CELEBRATION 34 inches, EM. A lushly colored beauty with tightly closed standards of a melon-toned apricot and the broad nearly horizontal falls of yellow, pink, white, and orange all delightfully blended. Ruffled and slightly laced with excellent branching and many buds. Sparsely leafed rhizomes, but it is floriferous. ((Cream Crest x Graduation Gift) X (Mary Randall x Full Dress)). HC '66. $20.00
| CELEBRATION (Ghio '68). Soft light orange-yellow blend with broad flaring falls. Delightfully ruffled blooms. Vivorous growth and heavy bud count provided a beautiful clump for several weeks. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
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