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(TB) 'Fortune Wheel'

1978, Brown

'Fortune Wheel' (Opal Brown, R. 1978). Seedling# 73-10G3. TB, 36-38" (91-97 cm), Midseason late bloom. Fluted and laced pink (RHS 38B/C) self with large paler area in center of falls, darker shoulders; poppy red (near 40D) beard. Seedling# 9-16F29: ((Pink seedling x 'Chinese Coral') x 'After All') X seedling# 9-16E8: (('Chinese Coral' x pink seedling) x 'Buffy'). Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #233 Spring 1979 Introducing FORTUNE WHEEL (0. Brown '79). TB, 36", Late. Luscious azalea pink with all petal edges curled and laced. S. are nicely held. Wide, horizontal falls are more peach with color deepening on the shoulders. Fascinating half-inch wide poppy red beards add intrigue to this "one-of-a-kind" pink. 7 to 8 buds. ((Inv. pinks'x Chinese Coral) x After All) X ((Chinese Coral x inv. pinks) x Buffy). HC '78. $25.00. Brown's sunnyhill Gardens.

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