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■(MTB) 'Parakeet'

1958, Roberts

'Parakeet' (Earl Roberts, R. 1957). Seedling #A-400. MTB, 18" (46 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y5L, Standards greenish buff; falls greenish buff overlaid heliotrope, border like standards; orange beard. 'Widget' x Welch seedling #444. Melrose 1958. Honorable Mention 1958.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1958: PARAKEET (Earl Roberts) 20" (Widget X Welch 444) NET 3.00. (Miniature Tall Bearded (Table) Iris). A new Color and a new Look for the Miniature Tall class. Perky flowers with horizontal falls and domed standards. The standards are amber buff and the falls pastel violet edged amber buff. Well branched wiry stems carry ten buds above the neat foliage. Fine in any way you use it, - in the garden, or in arrangements.

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-02-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
parakeet01.jpgjpg parakeet01.jpg manage 22 K 23 Jul 2014 - 19:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
parakeet02.JPGJPG parakeet02.JPG manage 70 K 06 Nov 2014 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
parakeet03.JPGJPG parakeet03.JPG manage 532 K 18 Jul 2018 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
parakeet04.JPGJPG parakeet04.JPG manage 517 K 18 Jul 2018 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
parakeet05.JPGJPG parakeet05.JPG manage 483 K 18 Jul 2018 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
parakeet2.jpgjpg parakeet2.jpg manage 165 K 05 Jun 2017 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r17 - 28 Jun 2021, WayneMesser
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