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(BB) 'Secret Weapon'

1994, Markham

'Secret Weapon' ( Lynn Markham, R. 1992) Seedling #85-2A3. BB, 26" (66 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards pale violet blue (Munsell 10PB 8/4), slight greenish midrib, deeper violet blue stain inside base; style arms pale violet, light violet blue midrib; falls lighter shade of standards color with slight bluish texture veining; beards pale blue violet. 'Angel Feathers' X seedling #7783-1A: ( 'Angel Feathers' x Warburton seedling #20KL-3: ((Buttrick blue seedling x ( 'Progenitor' x 'Serene Valley')) x ( 'Sunfrost'x ( 'Summit' x I. aphylla "Polonika")))). Markham 1994.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing SECRET WEAPON (L. Markham 1994)-BB-24-27"-EM. Sdlg. #85-2A3. Angel Feathers X 7783-1A (Angel Feathers x Warburton 20KL-3: ((Buttrick blue sdlg. x (Progenitor x Serene Valley)) x (Sunfrost x (Summit x I. aphylla Polonica)))). Standards pale violet-blue (Munsell 10PB 8/4) with slightly greenish midribs and stained deeper violet-blue inside the bases; falls a paler shade of the standard color with slight bluish texture-veining; beards deep gold in the throat, blending to 1/4" pale violet-blue tips. The subtle colors are most distinct at dawn and dusk, lighter in intense sunlight, but they are non-fading. Petals are wide, rounded and lightly ruffled; standards nearly closed, falls arched and flaring, slightly upturned at the lower edges. Slim stalks bear three and occasionally four branches, with 6 to 8 buds. There is a tendency to sequential stalks which extend the bloom season on established clumps. The plant will at times produce a stalk slightly taller than 27", but the graceful proportions of plant, stalk and flower are at all times true BB! HC 1993. $25.00. Lynn Markham.

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