■(LA) 'This I Love'
'This I Love'
, R. 1973). Seedling FC 20. LA, 25-30" (64-76 cm), Midseason bloom. Rose-pink (RHS 38B) self, fading to light pink after first day; gold signal. Seedling FC 49-AA: (I. nelsonii
x I. foliosa
) X seedling FC 1: ('W. B. MacMillan'
x seedling FC 49-AA). Keppel, Melrose 1976. Honorable Mention 1977; DeBaillon Award 1979
| From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: THIS I LOVE (Frank Chowning '76) 25" LM Louisiana iris Sdg. FC 20: (i. nelsonii x I. foliosa) X (W. B. MacMillan x (i. nelsonii x i. foliosa)). On opening the coior of these broad petaied, very flat flowers is a deep orchid-rose, but that very quickly changes to a delightful soft sweet-pea pink. Lemon yellow crests and green tinged style arms form harmonious triangles in the heart of the wide, overlapping petals. The short, compact clumps are exceptionally floriferous. It is interesting how first impressions often end up in the name of the variety. Here it is most appropriate. NET 15.00.
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