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■(MDB) 'Bantam'

1985, Varner

'Bantam' (Steve Varner, R. 1984). Seedling #3052. MDB, height 6" (15 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards purplish red; cream-green styles, midribs same as standards; falls red-purple, deeper near brown beards; ruffled. Greenlee seedling #648 (red SDB) X self. Illini Iris 1985. Honorable Mention 1987; Award of Merit 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing BANTAM-MDB #3052 (Greenlee G48 X self) 6", M. Dark red with purple tint. Falls flared and wave ruffled, deeper color near brown beard. Very ruffled standards twist wide open at 60 degree angle. Cream-green styles show red midribs and crests. $15.00. Illini Iris.

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Bantam01.JPGJPG Bantam01.JPG manage 71 K 24 Sep 2014 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Bantam02.JPGJPG Bantam02.JPG manage 29 K 12 Mar 2016 - 04:35 Main.Harloiris Edited close up of C&T Iris Patch photo
MDBBantam.jpgjpg MDBBantam.jpg manage 59 K 05 Jan 2010 - 19:58 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
Topic revision: r13 - 18 Oct 2018, Betsy881
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