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■(TB) 'Strange Melody'

1975, Hamblen

'Strange Melody' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1974). Seedling# H68-32G. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards violet-blue (lighter than RHS 97D); falls light violet (85B) with deeper toned violet (87A) wash through center; orange-red beard outlined white. 'Touché' X 'Lightning Ridge'. Mission Bell 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing STRANGE MELODY. EL, 32". Delightfully fashioned large flowers with a distinctive color pattern. Standards are lighter than RHS 97D vio-blue, full and domed. Arched, flaring falls are light violet (85B) with deeper-toned wash (87A) through center area. Beard orange-red outlined in white. All petals lightly ruffled. Superb branching with nine or more buds. Touche X Lightning Ridge. #H68-32G. HC '74. $25.00. Mission Bell.

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