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■(TB) 'Act 1'

1972, Newhard

'Act 1' (William Newhard, R. 1972). Seedling 101. TB, 37" (94 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom. Standards campanula violet (RHS 82C); Falls same, shading to 76D; coral beard. 'Marquesan Skies' X 'Orchid Dancer'. Palette 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing ACT 1 (Newhard '73). (Marquesan Skies x Orchid Dancer). EML. Sdlg. 101. 37". Blue orchid flowers on sturdy stalks. Very wide hafts-lightly ruffled flowers avoid the blocky look of most larger flowers. My best tall bearded effort to date. HC '71. $25.00. Palette Gardens.

ACT I (Newhard) is an orchid-violet with a lighter area in the falls. The tangerine beard is not conspicuous. The pleasing flower is ruffled and semiflaring, with eight buds on the nicely branched stalk. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:33]

 

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