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■(BB) 'First Contact'

1997, Spoon

'First Contact' ( Donald Spoon, R. 1997). Seedling #89-62A. BB, Height 27" (69 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale lavender, deeper at tip, very lightly peppered; style arms dark purple; falls pale lavender, deeper flush at tip, dark lavender plicata hafts; beards turquoise blue, pale yellow base and in throat; ruffled. ( 'Pledge Allegiance' x 'Pledge Allegiance') X 'Pledge Allegiance'. Winterberry 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #313 April 1999 Introducing FIRST CONTACT BB, 27" (69 cm), M. Ruffled and flared lavender-white standards and falls, uniquely peppered dark violet and showing an area of darker lavender centered at the tips. Deep violet style arms present a striking contrast. Falls have dark violet hafts around the lavender-white beards tinged turquoise, yellow in throat. Fertile both ways. (Pledge Allegiance X Pledge Allegiance) X Pledge Allegiance. $30.00. Winterberry Gardens.

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