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■(TB) 'Graduation'

1985, Hamblen

'Graduation' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1984). Seedling# H78-79D. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards violet (RHS 84A), deepening at base; falls violet (83A) when fresh but fading within a few hours to near white center with an uneven rim of deep purple; rusty orange beard tipped purple; ruffled and fluted; slight fragrance. 'Song Of Spring' sibling X 'Frances Gaulter' sibling. Mission Bell Gardens 1985. High Commendation 1984; Honorable Mention 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #256 January 1985 Introducing GRADUATION. TB, 36", EL. One of the most attractive and certainly most unusual seedlings we have bloomed. It has been the star of our garden the past 3-4 seasons. Upon opening, the flower is a heavily ruffled and fluted violet (RHS 83A) with slightly lighter stands. However, within a few hours a transition takes place! Fall centers change to near white, leaving wide, lacy, ruffled rims of original deep violet. Rusty orange beards are tipped purple. Well branched. Sib to Adventuress. #78-79D. HC '84. $30.00. Mission Bell.

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graduation.JPGJPG graduation.JPG manage 872 K 01 Feb 2019 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
graduation9.JPGJPG graduation9.JPG manage 319 K 02 Nov 2020 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 18 Mar 2023, dougchyz
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