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■(TB) 'Night Heron'

1967, Tucker

'Night Heron' (James Tucker, R. 1966). Seedling# 26. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to late bloom. Color Class-B4W. Standards light blue heavily infused with dark blue; falls light blue fading to white. Seedling# 955C. ('South Pacific' x 'Wide World') X 'Allegiance'. Southern Meadows 1967. HC 1966, HM 1968, JC 1969, F. Cook Memorial Cup 1969, AM 1971.

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From Southern Meadows catalog,1967: NIGHT HERON (J.Tucker '67) EML 38" 955C (South Pacific x Wide World) X Allegiance. Seedling #26. A "reverse amoena". Standards upright and held throughout life of bloom, blue with deep blue purple 1/3 way up and infused throughout remainder of standard. Falls very light blue becoming white after first few hours, 3-4 inches across. Beard white and yellow. Deep purple line on stigma. Flower is lightly and pleasingly veined and ruffled with excellent substance. Remarkable vigor, each rhizome produces 2-3 bloomstalks with 7-11 buds. Fertile both ways. The remarkable vigor is passed to offspring. HIGH COMMENDATION 1966. $35,00
NIGHT HERON surprised some by winning an AM. Based on performance in my garden, it is certainly worthy. It is as good a reverse blue amoena as is available. It has excellent increase. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 11.]


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Night_Heron_fl.jpgjpg Night_Heron_fl.jpg manage 73 K 18 Feb 2011 - 18:02 IrisP  
nightheron01.jpgjpg nightheron01.jpg manage 29 K 18 Jan 2017 - 03:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
nightheron02.JPGJPG nightheron02.JPG manage 88 K 16 May 2014 - 11:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
nightheron03.JPGJPG nightheron03.JPG manage 215 K 20 Feb 2019 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
Topic revision: r16 - 20 Feb 2019, TLaurin
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