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(TB) 'Sorcerer's Apprentice'

1970, Blocher

'Sorcerer's Apprentice' (Clarence Blocher, R. 1969). Seedling# B-167. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Red-violet self; yellow beard. 'Amethyst Flame' X 'Morning Breeze'. Blocher 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing SORCERER'S APPRENTICE (1970). $35.00. B-167 (Amethyst Flame X Morning Breeze). A red-violet self (much deeper than Amethyst Flame), this iris is the pod parent of our most interesting iris seedlings to date. In 1968 we bloomed eighteen seedlings of Sorcerer's Apprentice X Sea of Stars. We saved sixteen of these for further observation. Two of the seedlings were quite red; one is a huge lavender-blue; another a magenta with the heaviest substance we have seen in a tall bearded iris, and approximately ten of the seedlings had a beautiful 1/4" deep band on the falls and standards. Some of the bands were gold, some brown, two had red bands, and another blue. Sorcerer's Apprentice is 32" tall, has a fine "s" curved stem, three branches plus terminal, and eight or more buds. The flowers have excellent substance and are long-lasting. Pods easily, but rarely has pollen. Blocher.

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