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■(TB) 'Flair'

1976, Gatty

'Flair' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1975). Seedling# C30-1. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards blue-white (M&P 41-A-4) shading to wistaria violet (41-E-9) at base and midrib; falls cool white (41-A-3) with touch of wistaria violet (41-E-8) at throat; white beard tipped light yellow. 'Pacific X seedling# 37D: 'Brave Viking' x 'Winter Olympics'. Keppel, Melrose 1976.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: FLAIR (Joe Gatty '76) ML 38" Sdg. C30-1: Pacifica X (Brave Viking x Winter Olympics). A flower that at once combines finesse, artistic good taste and ostentation, and that takes a bit of doing. The four inch wide falls build up into seven inch flowers with standards bulging with their fullness—that is ostentation. Lines so carefully and gracefully carved that they move in perfect symmetry—that is artistic good taste. The flow of color graduation from milk-white tips to diaphanous biue-violet shadows at the base of the standards and on out to the milky blue-white of the oscillating fall edges and the matching beards—that is finesse. The whole balance of the sumptuous flowers and the broadleafed, lusty plant will satisfy the most discriminating eye. EC'74 HC'75 NET 25.00.
 

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Flair.JPGJPG Flair.JPG manage 70 K 02 Feb 2011 - 06:16 IrisP  
Flair01.JPGJPG Flair01.JPG manage 49 K 12 Dec 2014 - 01:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Flair12BHI.jpgjpg Flair12BHI.jpg manage 68 K 18 Apr 2012 - 23:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
flair01.jpgjpg flair01.jpg manage 60 K 23 Jun 2015 - 22:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
flair1.JPGJPG flair1.JPG manage 49 K 05 May 2020 - 01:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Melrose Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 05 May 2020, TLaurin
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