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(TB) 'Silver Sands'

1967,Tompkins

'Silver Sands' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1967). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-W40, Standards silvery white; falls sand pink. (Hardy seedling x Schreiner seedling) X seedling from long inbred line of 'Clarion Call'. Fleur de Lis 1967.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1967: SILVER SANDS (Tompkins 1967) E.L. 36 in. ((Clarion Call line Sdlg. x Ruth Hardy Sdlg from Jake, Ranger and pinks) x Schreiner Sdlg. from Cherry Flip lines)) x Clarion Call line Sdlg. Each of the above seedlings were the closest to pink-white amoenas that the lines produced. This child from these is a beautifully formed flower of medium large size and is really quite a good approach to the much sought after but so far, very, very elusive true pink and white amoena. This has pure, silvery white stands and Sand pink falls with a medium pink beard. It is far from being the ultimate in this class but it is nevertheless much closer to a true pink and white than a number of orchid and lavender bicolors that have been heralded as pink and white firsts. We are releasing it both because of its charm and because so many have asked for it for breeding purposes as well. Parent of a superb amoena in pure white and deep pink which we can't seem to make increase beyond a fan a year even though Silver Sands itself grows rampantly. Excellently branched stalks with lots of buds. Net $20.00
 


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