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■(TB) 'Harbinger'

1962, Terrell

'Harbinger' (Collie Terrell, R. 1961). Seedling# 56-69A. TB, 42" (107 cm), . Color Class-V1D, Deep violet self. 'Ruffled Taffeta' X 'Mary McClellan'. Melrose 1962.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing HARBINGER (Collie Terrell). Mary McClellan X Ruffled Taffeta. Another very early iris with all the majesty and quality to be expected from this cross. Huge flowers carried on tall, sturdy, well-branched stems. The color is a most vibrant mid-violet. Wide and fluted and distinct in a common color class. Net $25.00. Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: HARBINGER (Terrell '62) While the dwarfs and intermediates are still hanging around, this iris will start producing the biggest, broadest deep violet flowers and the most delectable you are likely to see all season. A tall and vigorous herald of spring. Especially notable in the more temperate areas where the earliness becomes an even more enjoyable feature. 5.00
 

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