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■(TB) 'Apropos'

1964, Babson

'Apropos' ( Sanford Babson, R. 1963) Seedling M94-24. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pastel lavender; Falls deeper; blue beard. 'Commentary' X 'Melodrama'. Melrose 1964. Honorable Mention 1965; Award of Merit 1969.

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aproposPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike UnserPhoto by Alain Chapelle-FrancePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: APROPOS (Babson '64) 38" Midseason. (Commentary X Melodrama) Color-wise, this is not at all what you would expect from either parent, but everything visible is so exactly right about this iris; the whole melts into an ecstatic visual poem. The width and ruffling it did get from Melodrama with no hindrance from Commentary. Its clarity of color may have been inherited from the latter flower. It is a soft, very pastel orchid lavender with just a flush more color in the falls. The beard is a pastel blue, and even the few maroon veins, as though penciled in, around the beard and deep into throat effect a focal center in the overall composition. The almost extreme branching and sturdy stalk rising from lush wide foliage finishes the stanza and brings the vision to earth. Net 25.00.
From Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder”, AIS Bulletin No. 199 (October 1970) 43: APROPOS also put on its best performance ever this spring. Show-stalk branching and multi-budded. Splendid form with almost lavender-white coloring with a unique satin-like finish. Yummy!
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Apropos05.JPGJPG Apropos05.JPG manage 258 K 02 Nov 2019 - 21:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Aprops04.JPGJPG Aprops04.JPG manage 63 K 10 Aug 2021 - 18:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
apropos.jpgjpg apropos.jpg manage 45 K 30 Jan 2011 - 19:35 IrisP  
apropos1-16.jpgjpg apropos1-16.jpg manage 122 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:43 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
apropos2.jpgjpg apropos2.jpg manage 63 K 02 Nov 2013 - 14:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r21 - 25 Mar 2024, DougChyz
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