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■(TB) 'Surprise Party'

1955, Kleinsorge

'Surprise Party' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1955). TB 34-36" Midseason bloom. #V4R. Reverse bicolor. Standards lavender-violet, falls gold, gold haft marks and beard. Seedling# 371E: ( 'Chamois' x 'Cascade Splendor') x 'Opal Cloud'. Cooley 1955. Honorable Mention 1956.

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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: SURPRISE PARTY (Kieinsorge 1955) Each 6.00. Dr. Kleinsorge, the originator of many of our finest iris, never fails to come up with another surprise. The latest one is this new combination of pastel hues: rosy lavender standards and golden apricot falls, a definite contrast of great garden value. Extra well branched stems of 36 inches present the generous-sized, well modeled flowers to best advantage.

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SurpriseParty.jpgjpg SurpriseParty.jpg manage 450 K 07 Jan 2014 - 01:37 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
SurpriseParty12BHI.JPGJPG SurpriseParty12BHI.JPG manage 93 K 05 May 2012 - 22:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SurprisePartyBHI.JPGJPG SurprisePartyBHI.JPG manage 162 K 23 Nov 2011 - 18:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
surpriseparty.JPGJPG surpriseparty.JPG manage 551 K 29 Jul 2018 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
surpriseparty1.JPGJPG surpriseparty1.JPG manage 489 K 29 Jul 2018 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r14 - 12 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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