( Melba Hamblen
, R. 1986). Seedling# 78-22A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled raspberry violet, lighter area surrounding beard; cerise beard tipped violet. 'Lilac Flame'
X seedling# 76-32A: (seedling# 73-28E: ( 'Sunday Chimes'
x ( 'Country Lilac'
x 'Fashion Fling'
)) x 'Pretty Karen'
). Mission Bell 1986.
| From AIS Bulletin #260 January 1986 Introducing ROSECRAFT. 36", M-L. Wide-petaled beauty in rose-violet with lighter fall area accentuating rusty henna, violet-tipped beards. All petals generously ruffled. Strong stems, 8 well spaced flowers. #H78-22A. HC 1985. $30.00. Mission Bell.
| "Melba Hamblen's ROSECRAFT ('86) was impressive as a rather muted version of her brilliant, very fine EXTRAVAGANT ('83). Wide, laced blossoms were well presented on shorter, thick stalks with two to three well-spaced branches." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 21.]
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