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■(TB) 'Orchid Brocade'

1965, Rudolph

'Orchid Brocade' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1963). Seedling# 59-56. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late bloom. Color Class-V3, Orchid-pink bitone, tan haft; white-tipped beard. 'Orchid Gem' X (seedling# 53-23 x 'May Hall'). Moldovan 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing ORCHID BROCADE (Rudolph) EM 36" $25.00 net. Sdlg. 59-56 (Orchid Gem x half sib to Moon Crest and Pink Ice). The heaviest substanced, widest hafted flower we have seen in an iris. Well-formed and ruffled orchid-rose with a smooth flush of beige on the falls. Sports a lush tangerine beard. Strong grower and well-branched. HC '61. Moldovan's Gardens.
ORCHID BROCADE (Rudolph '65). "Despite an attraction for several varieties in this color grouping, this huge orchid-blended rose and beige could just be my favorite variety here. Extreme width of falls is noted here, with an extra wide tangerine beard and the heaviest substance I have seen in an iris. A fine stem always showing three flowers at once that last for days. Its only noted fault—can lag behind in growth in the spring due to severe winters." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.]
ORCHID BROCADE (Rudolph '65) A big flower of superb substance and most excellent form, this orchid-rose blend is very beautiful. The brilliant beard lends a desirable accent of high color. All in all a most exciting and very worth while iris. Would appear to be a very fine performer. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.]

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