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â– (TB) 'Nike'

1959, Nelson

'Nike' (Jeannette Nelson, R. 1958). Seedling# 55-6-3. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y5, Apricot self, maize-yellow at haft; red beard. 'Cloudcap' x 'Palomino'. Eden Road 1959.

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From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing NIKE-EM. 38 in. (Cloudcap X Palomino). Giant flower of light apricot. The very wide standards are ruffled and the falls flare nicely and have a wide red heard. Fertile both ways. $25.00. Eden Road.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: NIKE (Nelson '59) EM-38". Described everywhere as a giant, & one of the first descendants of the colossal Cloudcap, with Palomino as other parent. See what breeding potentialities it has. A flaring salmon-apricot with wide ruffled standards & falls, brushed canary at the haft, with a full wide red·tangerine beard. Remarkably heavy substance, tall well branched stalks. HM'61. Regularly $12.50; on $15 order $7.50; on $25 order $4.95; 3 for $13.8.
 

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