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■(TB) 'Irma Melrose'

1956, DeForest

'Irma Melrose' (Fred DeForest, R. 1955). Seedling# 53-8-A. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4, Standards lemon-yellow (Ridgway); falls lemon-tinted white, bordered lemon-yellow; faint peppering around beard only indication of plicata parentage. 'Caroline Jane' X 'Rodeo'. Irisnoll 1956.

See below:
irma melrose fl.jpg

References:

From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963:IRMA MELROSE (DeF. '56) M.L. 39 in. Caroline Jane x Rodeo. A very fine plicata with unsually large, ruffled flowers. Almost a pale ivory lemon self, it has just a brushing of dots over the haft. Beautiful form. H.M. 1956. 1.50.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1964: IRMA MELROSE (DeForest 1956) Each 1.50. A very large lemon yellow plicata with lighter falls bordered with darker yellow. There is a faint peppering around the beard and in the throat. This beauty is crisp, flaring, ruffled and graceful. 38 inches. Picture on front cover.
 
 

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