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(TB) 'Escapade'

1952, Tompkins

'Escapade' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1952) TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Blend. Orchid-pink (or cattleya orchid) edged gold. 'Tunisian Gold' x 'Cascade Splendor'. Fleur de Lis 1952.

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From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1954: ESCAPADE (Tompkins '52) 36". Rich glowing orchid with a shimmering border of gold and deep golden beard. Flaring form, broad ruffled petals and heavy substance. $10.00.
"Escapade (Tompkiris '52)- Somewhat on the order of Lavender and Gold Lace, but better form. Standards a soft orchid edged with gold, falls are flaring and slightly ruffled in soft orchid with wide band of gold and gold shoulders. A very soft effect in a clump but beautiful." “Region 15, Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 71-72.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: ESCAPADE (Tomp. 1952) M. L. 36 in. (Tunisian Gold x Cascade Splendor). A beautiful and delightfully different iris. Rich glowing orchid with a shimmering border of gold and deep golden beard. Flowers are very nicely formed with broad, ruffled petals of heavy substance and smooth satiny finish. One of our favorites. 5.00.

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