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■(TB) 'Double Duty'

1959, Austin

'Double Duty' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1959). Seedling 5128. TB, 34" (86 cm). Very early bloom and Fall rebloom. Color Class O1P, Salmon-pink self, tangerine beard. Parentage unknown. Rainbow 1959.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: DOUBLE DUTY (Austin '59) + + + VE-32" See color plate. A real "Double Duty" Iris, & hard to beat for lengthening your blooming season at both ends. In spring it blooms ahead of almost all Tall Bearded; then again for a long period, starting in late Aug. & continues heavily thru Sept. & Oct., with some blooms thru Nov. & Dec. In some years, we have heavy bloom in late Feb. & early March. A lovely light salmon-pink. Regularly $4.50; on $10 order $3.60; on $25 order $2.95
 

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