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■(MDB) 'Perfume'

1989, Byers

'Perfume' (Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling #E21-102. MDB, 6" (15 cm). Early to late bloom and rebloom. Standards white; falls white with suffused green lines from throat, changing to turquoise, then into suffused sky blue area on upper third; white beard tipped yellow in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Baby Blessed' X 'Ditto'. Moonshine Gardens 1989. Honorable Mention 1992.

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From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: PERFUME (MDB) 6" E-L. EZl-102: BABY BLESSED X DITTO. White with suffused green lines coming from the throat onto the F. which change to turquoise then suffuse into a soft sky blue cloud on the upper third. Our first miniature dwarf intro and you guessed it--smells good! So good and so intense, always here, that it's difficult to believe! and especially when coming from one so small!! One flower taken to a fall regional meeting (with many other seedlings) several years ago wafted its wonderful perfume throughout the crowd, had many sniffing the air and zeroing in on it. I don't think DITTO has ever given a seedling that wasn't fragrant and BABY BLESSED also tends to impart great fragrances and in this case I think they both gave the strongest dose they could! It's one of those things size-wise that is right on the fence between two classifications, the kind that are going to catch some flack no matter which way they're classified. Happens all the time to those small TB/big BB things, some which are wonderful irises whether they're often too small or too tall or not! This usually stays under the height line here but the flowers are a tad big. Anyway it's extremely fragrant, very different, very beautiful, very vigorous and as well is--one of the very strongest, earliest, most reliable reblooming dwarfs of all here! Starts with SMELL THE ROSES, usually in early September. Very fertile both ways and we have multitudes of babies coming from it--with everything from TBs to MDBs. Would be an exciting breeder for its fragrance alone! $15.00

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