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■(BB) 'Zinger'

1983, Stevens

'Zinger' ( Steve Stevens, R. 1983). Seedling #76-57-6. BB, 26" (66 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards violet (RHS 84B) and cinnamon (165C) blend, cinnamon edge; falls prominent cinnamon (165C) band around edge, washed violet (84B), lighter around cinnamon beard; ruffled and laced; spicy fragrance. Buckles seedling: ('Denver Mint' x 'Meghan') X seedling #73-18-12: ('Denver Mint' x 'War Lord'). Roderick Iris 1986. Award of Merit 1990; Knowlton Medal 1994.

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From AIS Bulletin #262 July 1986 Introducing ZINGER (Stevens '86) Sdlg. 76-57-6. Small TB, 29", M. Standards are a violet and cinnamon blend with cinnamon-banded edge. Falls are washed violet and have a prominent cinnamon band around the edge; cinnamon beards. Ruffled and lightly aced, 2 branches with spur and terminal. (Denver Mint x Meghan) X 73-18-12: (Denver Mint x War Lord.) $25.00. Roderick Iris Garden.
"A few feet away, and creating as much of a stir in its own way, was ZINGER (Stevens '86), a subtle but exciting blending of violets and tans with heavy ruffling, moderate lace, and a blocky form. It reminded me of an improved, more subtle BACCARAT (Gaulter '67), which was always one of my favorites." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 21.]

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