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(TB) 'Acquackanonk'

1917, Bobbink & Atkins

'Acquackanonk' ( Bobbink & Atkins, 1917). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6L. Bobbink & Atkins 1917.

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The following is reported in the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 100;*Acquackanonk (Bobbink & Atkins, 1917)Color effect a yellow, red-brown, or velvety maroon bicolor, with yellowed haft and border; size good; form short to long, open, rounded; flowering habit very free; tall bearded class; height 24 in.; branching short, above center, 2 or more laterals. A flower of good substance ; frail to firm texture ; smooth surface; good fragrance. Useful .for mass planting, a cut flower, or landscape · work.S. barta yellow reticulated with red-brown at base; carriage cupped to open, arching ; blade obovate spatulate, notched, undulate, frilled at edge and slightly revolute, smooth; size 1¾ in. wide, 2½ in. long. F. velvety bordeaux. edged with barta yellow, with a median line of barta yellow through the blade, the outer haft yellow reticulated with red-brown, the blade edged or bordered with light yellow; carriage drooping; wedge-shaped, convex; size 1½ in. wide, 2½ in. long. Minor parts: beard fine, sparse, projecting, conspicuous, orange colored; haft broad, channeled ; reticulations medium close to widely spaced; style-branches broad, overarching, yellow; crest large, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, one-third scarious, inflated. Growth vigorous to rampant; increase rapid; habit compact; foliage stiff, leaves of medium width, color deep glaucous green; 2 or more blooms open at once, floriferous ; stalk erect, with 4-5 buds.,Gives a lighter color mass than that of Iris King, with strong stems.

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Topic revision: r7 - 19 Nov 2016, Betsy881
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