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■(TB) 'Lilac Champagne'

1965, Hamblen

'Lilac Champagne' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1964). Seedling# H59-66. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y4BV, Standards barium yellow; falls lobelia blue-violet, light yellow beard. 'Mollie Emms' X 'Whole Cloth'. Mission Bell 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing LILAC CHAMPAGNE (Hamblen) M-L 38" Smoothly colored yellow and blue-violet bicolor. Standards are Barium yellow outlined with a fine etching of the fall color which is a tone between Wisteria violet and French blue. Wide petaled, beautifully formed blossoms are exceptionally well spaced on tall flexuous stems. Mollie Emms X Whole Cloth. Sdlg. H59-66. HC 1963. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.
LILAC CHAMPAGNE has always been impressive here. A subtle yellow and violet bicolor of good ruffled form and branching. Unique and dependable; however, we imagine the stalks may need staking in areas of strong wind. [Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 43.]
LILAC CHAMPAGNE (Hamblen '65). "Lighter yellow standards, blueviolet falls, with beard and haft soft yellow. A very warm and inviting arrangement-bright enough to draw the eyes in the garden, but soft enough to warm up an arrangement on the dining room table. Beautifully branched S-curved stem that at times is a bit thin for the many buds." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.]


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