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■(TB) 'Fashion Show'

1959, Hamblen

'Fashion Show' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1958). Seedling# H53-18-1. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Color Class V1, Violet self with mauve shadings, dusty gold area extending at hafts from orange beard. ('Helen McGregor' x 'Hit Parade') x 'Mary Randall'. Mission Bell, Tell 1959.

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From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog,1959: FASHION SHOW (Melba Hamblen, Roy, Utah).Early-Late. 36 inches. (Helen McGregor x Hit Parade.) X (Mary Randall). Truly a glorified Grand Canyon. Actually the color is violet with mauve shadings. Glittering gold dust extending from the hafts covering much of the fall petals. Some ruffling; the standards are closed and the falls are wide and flaring. Beard is bright orange. Branching good and stalks are heavy. H.C. '58. No. 53-18-1...$20.00

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fashionshow01.JPGJPG fashionshow01.JPG manage 181 K 26 May 2020 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
fashionshow02.jpgjpg fashionshow02.jpg manage 72 K 05 Jun 2014 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
fashionshow1.JPGJPG fashionshow1.JPG manage 361 K 20 Jun 2016 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
fashionshow9.JPGJPG fashionshow9.JPG manage 77 K 15 Aug 2021 - 20:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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