'Marmalade Skies' ( O. David Niswonger, R. 1978). Seedling #11-72. BB, 27" (69 cm)., Early bloom bloom. season. Apricot orange with pink tinge on Standards; slightly ruffled falls; orange beard. Seedling #92-69: ( 'Java Dove' x seedling #24-66: (( 'Happy Birthday' x 'Glittering Amber') x 'Marilyn C')) X Sunset Snows'. Niswonger 1978. High Commendation 1978; Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1982; Knowlton Medal 1984.
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|From Cape Iris catalog, 1980: MARMALADE SKIES (Niswonger '78) Sdlg.11-72: 92-69: (Java Dove x 24-66: ((8-62: (Happy Birthday x Glittering Amber) x Marilyn C)) X Sunset Snows. BB,27" ( 69 cm), Early, Fertile both ways, EC' 78, HM' 80. An interesting self of apricot orange from pink amoena breeding. It has produced some pink and apricot amoenas. It is on the borderline of a BB and TB (occasionally a late bloom from a side rhizome will shoot up above 27" especially if the plant has received good culture or on fumigated soil) but most of the time it is a border bearded variety. It has a slight pink tinge in the standards and is slightly ruffled. It's a good doer, it's earliness and fresh color is a delight to bring in the season. $7.50|
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