■(SDB) 'Bombay Sapphire'
( Paul Black
, R. 2007). Seedling L214A. SDB, 13" (33 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards pale sky blue; style arms same, darker rib; falls pale sky blue, large diffuse turquoise spot, short white rays around beard, white dart at end of beard; beards cream in throat, cream to sky blue in middle, medium sky blue at end; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Near Myth'
X seedling I185A: ('Toy Boat'
x 'Tu Tu Turquoise'
). Mid-America 2007. Honorable Mention 2010
; Award of Merit 2014
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| From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2007: BOMBAY SAPPHIRE - SDB, 13" (33 cm), Early-Midseason. I have worked many generations since the debut of Tu Tu Turquoise to obtain that same turquoise color but with better shaped flowers and more vigorous growth. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is very close to that goal. The road to that goal presented many challenges including seedlings with only one or two buds. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has three. Tightly formed flowers are sky blue tinted turquoise. Falls have large turquoise spots that lighten toward edges. Beards are sky blue. Sdlg. L214A: Near Myth X (Toy Boat x Tu Tu Turquoise). Photo page 88. $18.00.
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