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■(TB) 'Threshold'

1968, Hamblen

'Threshold' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1967). Seedling# H63-86A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early bloom. Color Class VB5Fcm, Lobelia blue (RHS violet-blue 91B) self with lighter center area in falls; red-orange beard. Seedling# 60-141 (('Fashion Show' x 'Mary Randall' x 'Pink Enchantment')) x ('Melodrama' x seedling# 60-48 (tangerine bearded blue involving 'Palomino', 'Helen McGregor', 'Hit Parade', 'Radiation','Great Lakes') X (('Valimar' sib x'June's Sister') x 'Fifth Avenue')). Mission Bell 1968.

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From AIS Bulletin #189 April 1968 Introducing THRESHOLD (Hamblen). EM. 34". Gracefully ruffled, wide petaled, lilting lobelia blue-violet with a complimentary red-orange beard accentuated by a lighter area of color in the fall center. Full domed standards; arched flaring falls. Smooth finish. Fine branching and bud count. From involved "pink x blue" breeding; complete pedigree will be in our catalog. Sdlg. H63-86A. HC '67. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.
THRESHOLD (Hamblen '68). Lovely light blue-violet self with light orange beard. Its large blossoms and sturdy tall well-branched stalks mark it as an improvement on 'RIPPLING WATERS' if it proves to be consistent. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
 


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