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(AB) 'Mermaid'

1936, Baker

'Mermaid' (George P. Baker, R. 1936) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class ! Y4L. 'SanFrancisco' x 'W. R. Dykes'.

Note: Also listed in TB web: 'Mermaid'.

Note: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: MERMAID Disenrolled. (George P. Baker, R. 1936). Sdlg # NIA. 15", VE. San Francisco X W. R. Dykes. Rainbow: "Pale lavender standards, light yellow buff falls, marked maroon." No information on introduction found in AIS Checklists. Notes: Austin listed it as an oncobred, presumably based on appearance rather than pedigree. Ref: AIS '39, p. 360.

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Topic revision: r2 - 02 Mar 2020, BetsyHiggins
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