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■(TB) 'Almost Gladys'

1982, Ensminger

'Almost Gladys' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1978) Seedling 273-21. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason late bloom. Standards white with pink flush at base; Falls coral-pink (HCC 0619/1) with 1/4" white edging; red beard. 68-24: (('Flame Kiss' x ('Extravaganza' x 'Pink Formal')) x 66-24) X ((64-17 x 'Esther Fay') x 'Java Dove'). Varigay Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #244 January 1982 Introducing ALMOST GLADYS. $25.00. When we began hybridizing in 1957, one of our first crosses was Extravaganza by Pink Formal. Our goal was to create a pink amoena to be named Gladys. No other colors would do because Gladys has white hair and a pink complexion. Now, thousands of seedlings later, we have this near pink amoena that is Almost Gladys. Almost Gladys is so advanced in the pink amoena class and is so beautiful that it was voted 'Best out of Region Iris' in the combined Regions 14 and 15 Spring meeting in 1981. To grow it in your garden, order from VARIGAY GARDENS.

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AlmostGladys03.JPGJPG AlmostGladys03.JPG manage 60 K 17 Mar 2014 - 18:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
AlmostGladysBJ.JPGJPG AlmostGladysBJ.JPG manage 52 K 25 Jan 2012 - 23:16 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
AlmostGladysEI.jpgjpg AlmostGladysEI.jpg manage 28 K 07 Dec 2012 - 20:05 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
almost01.jpgjpg almost01.jpg manage 69 K 12 May 2015 - 20:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
almost03.JPGJPG almost03.JPG manage 70 K 15 May 2015 - 19:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
Topic revision: r12 - 03 Aug 2018, BetsyHiggins
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