, R. 1966). Seedling H63-7B. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class PR4VB. Standards pink flushed with blue-violet; falls blue-violet; beard tangerine-red. Sibling to 'Panoramic'
. Mission Bell 1969.
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| From AIS Bulletin #191, April 1969 Introducing TOUCHE (Hamblen) EL. 36". After six generations of crosses between pink and blue irises, and with Melodrama and Whole Cloth thrown in for good measure, this exciting bicolor made its appearance. And although it may not be the finished flower of which dreams are made, it definitely gives the impression of a pink and blue iris. Standards light red (36D) with violet midribs and veining; falls, blended violet (88A to 88B) with an elusive blue cast and edged violet (87C). A burnt orange beard adds depth. Form is pleasing with firmly held stands and horizontally flared falls. Strong, well branched stalks. Prolific bloom and increase. (Sib to Panoramic). Sdlg. 63-7B. HC '69. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.
| From Alan Harper’s Top O’ The Ridge catalog, 1971: TOUCHE (Hamblen 1969) TB 36" E-L ORP4VB LILAC CHAMPAGNE X (Pink-blue line x (FASHION SHOW x MELODRAMA) HC '69. We didn't introduce this, but Mrs. Hamblen sent it to us the year of introduction. An exciting bicolor with pink standards flushed violet and violet falls with blue overlay. Strikingly different. $20.00.
| TOUCHE is a combination of smoky pink standards and blue-violet falls that have sharp contrast here in Oklahoma. It has excellent plant habits and the flowers are very heavily substanced. I noticed small flowers in Kansas, but we have not experienced that problem here. The best of its kind, and certainly outstanding for the first in a class. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 14.]
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