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(TB) 'Wandering Rainbow'

1965, Tompkins

'Wandering Rainbow' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1965). Seedling# 61-37F. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Red blend. 'Allaglow' X seedling# 55-349. Fleur de Lis 1965. High Commendation 1964; Honorable Mention 1966.

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WANDERING RAINBOW (Tompkins 1965) M. VVL. 39 in. Allaglow x 55-349. The most beautiful blend we have produced. The huge, well formed flowers have thick, lustrously finished petals of ultra heavy substance which tends to make it one of the longest lasting of all of our Iris. Blazingly bright, it appears to be fashioned of glittering orange toned, brassy gold dust over which an equally bright dusting of glittery brown, blue and rose clings and shimmers producing an ever changing, taffeta-like iridescence that is heightened by the clean, solidly colored hafts of brightly glowing chocolate-red undertoned orange-copper and set off by thick beards of deep chrome gold. Extra heavy stalks with good branching. Bloomed first with no increase but produced some in November and has since grown well. We have seedlings from its pollen but have been unable to pod it as yet and it may well be pod sterile. It may be seen along with Camelot Rose and Gentle Persuasion in the Ballard, Moldovan and Miller gardens. Due to advance bookings, stock is limited. No. 61-37F. One to a customer ........ $35.00. [Fleur de Lis catalog, 1965]

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