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■(TB) 'Doctor K'

1960, Muhlestein

'Doctor K' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1959). Seedling 57-155. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason late bloom. Color Class-YO5D, Golden-brown self. ('Pretty Quadroon' x 'Bill Brown') X (('Arab Chief' x 'Stag at Eve') x 'Glistening Copper')). Tell 1960.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: DOCTOR K. (Muhl. '60) M.L. 30 in. (P. Quadroon x Bill Brown) x ((Arab Chief x Stag at Eve) x Glistening Copper)). A smooth golden brown self of medium size with long shaped petals. Very brilliant and should become popular. 20.00.
In the deeper toned browns, I have seen nothing that surpasses DOCTOR K, introduced by Tell Muhlestein in 1960. Satin textured, free of haft markings, saturated with rich golden brown that is illumined with a special radiance and does not fade in hottest sun, the coloring of this iris marks it for fame. Equally impressive, however, is the charming manner in which the blossoms are put together. The standards are gently waved, full and round, and closed. The falls are semi-flaring with provocative ruffling that could be likened to the swirling skirts of a tango-dancing senorita. Substance is excellent. DOCTOR K also is the result of visionary planning carried on through many generations. Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 11.
 

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