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■(TB) 'Emerald Fountain'

1961, Brown

'Emerald Fountain' (Opal Brown, R. 1960). Seedling 8-22B-16. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. (officially recorded color code = Y4B, perhaps G5 is better match) standards pale uranium-green, blue infusion; falls flax blue, edges brushed uranium-green; yellow beard. 'Blue Sapphire' X (('Hit Parade' x 'Pink Formal') x 'Mary Randall') x 'Limelight'. Brown's Sunnyhill 1961. Honorable Mention 1962.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing EMERALD FOUNTAIN. Beautifully formed., abundant blooms of uranium green and flax blue of sturdy, well-branched stalks plus lace. vigorous growth-abundant pollen! Fanciers and breeders alike will welcome Emerald Fountain. Sdlg. #8-22BI6. $20.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
EMERALD FOUNTAIN (Brown '61) was outstanding this year. A nicely formed, lightly laced blend of blue, yellow and green. The stalks are well branched, and it has 4-5 buds per socket-we've never seen anything like it; it was blooming with the earliest and it still was at it when most of the things were gone! [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 82.]

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Emerald_Fountain.JPGJPG Emerald_Fountain.JPG manage 55 K 01 Feb 2011 - 22:18 IrisP  
IMG_6495.jpgjpg IMG_6495.jpg manage 99 K 17 Feb 2017 - 17:24 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2015, Westminster, MD
IMG_6496.jpgjpg IMG_6496.jpg manage 67 K 17 Feb 2017 - 17:23 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Rebert Garden 2015, Westminster, MD
IMG_9865.jpgjpg IMG_9865.jpg manage 344 K 27 Dec 2018 - 21:16 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2018, Finksburg, MD. Rescued from Rebert Garden, Bed #5.
emeraldfountain9.JPGJPG emeraldfountain9.JPG manage 83 K 15 Aug 2021 - 14:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 15 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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