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■(SDB) 'Melon Honey'

1973, Roberts

'Melon Honey' (Earl Roberts, R. 1972). Seedling# 70R21. SDB, 13" (33 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color of cut cantaloupe with lighter spot at beard, slightly deeper gilt edge on Standards; wider and darker band on falls; orange beard tipped white. 'Pagan Butterfly' X ('Sky Torch' x 'Dove Wings'). Earl Roberts 1973. Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing MELON HONEY. SDB. 13". (Pagan Butterfly X 68R34: Sky Torch x Dove Wings). One of the first of the coming pink byproducts produced by outcrossing our pinks to other colors, then back to the pinks again. A new color, like a ripe canteloupe, comparable to the melon tones of daylilies. Almost a self with paler area at the orange beard, and deeper gilt edge on the cupped standards; flatly flared falls have a darker band. Heavy bloomer, 4 buds, branched, excellent form, clean hafts, fertile. HC '72. $10.00. Earl Roberts.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MelonHoney01.JPGJPG MelonHoney01.JPG manage 51 K 26 Nov 2014 - 15:37 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MelonHoney03.JPGJPG MelonHoney03.JPG manage 148 K 02 Sep 2016 - 02:30 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MelonHoney04.jpgjpg MelonHoney04.jpg manage 136 K 02 Jun 2021 - 20:52 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
MelonHoney2.jpgjpg MelonHoney2.jpg manage 45 K 05 Jun 2010 - 02:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Jensen
MelonHoneyIOS.jpgjpg MelonHoneyIOS.jpg manage 23 K 12 Dec 2011 - 15:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
melonhoney02.JPGJPG melonhoney02.JPG manage 838 K 25 May 2017 - 14:01 UnknownUser Photo by Vicki Flanagan
melonhoney3.jpgjpg melonhoney3.jpg manage 61 K 21 Jan 2014 - 21:20 UnknownUser Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
melonhoney4.jpgjpg melonhoney4.jpg manage 33 K 17 Nov 2018 - 20:43 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
melonhoney5.jpgjpg melonhoney5.jpg manage 139 K 25 May 2019 - 23:38 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
melonhoney9.JPGJPG melonhoney9.JPG manage 162 K 22 Jun 2023 - 15:24 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken May 1976
melonhoney90.JPGJPG melonhoney90.JPG manage 187 K 22 Jun 2023 - 15:30 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken May 1976
melonhoney91.JPGJPG melonhoney91.JPG manage 129 K 22 Jun 2023 - 15:30 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken May 1976
Topic revision: r25 - 22 Aug 2023, dougchyz
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