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■(TB) 'Tinsel Town'

1967, Tompkins 'Tinsel Town' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1966). Seedling# 64-110. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Cream-white self flushed gilt; ruffled, laced. From involved line of Tompkins. Fleur de Lis 1967. High Commendation 1966; Honorable Mention 1968; Judges Choice 1968, 1969; Award of Merit 1970.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1967: TINSEL TOWN (Tompkins 1967) M.VL. 39 in. From involved lines that contain Herald Angel, High Note, etc. See our Cover Picture for this one. A tremendously large, beautifully formed and finished flower of purest white and molten gold that has created a real sensation here. The almost fabulous blooms have the broadest, heaviest substanced petals imaginable with a crisp, cool, gleaming finish and as can be seen in the picture, the petals are also beautifully ruffled and have a delightfully laced edge that is brushed with the same glittering gold that smoothly dresses the hafts across the throat each side of the full, rich beard. The huge flowers are exceedingly well placed on thick, strong, very well branched stalks. A good grower, it is hardy and has wide clean foliage. H.C. '66. Net $35.00.
Huge blossoms on sturdy, well-branched stalks characterize TINSEL TOWN. The gold and white flowers, in spite of their size, are in perfect proportion to the other parts of the plant. Good increase and large rhizomes every year! [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 9.]
 

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