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■(TB) 'Helen Bonfils'

1990, Hoage

'Helen Bonfils' (Joseph Hoage, R. 1988). Seedling# H78-31. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards orange; laced style arms; falls orange infused yellow; orange beard. 'Roman Candle X 'Orange Empire'. Long's Gardens 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #277 April 1990 Introducing HELEN BONFILS (Joseph Hoage) 34" ML. Sdlg. H78-31. A flamboyant Orange attracting attention across the yard. Named for the well known daughter of the Cofounder of the Denver Post. Helen in her lifetime was a publisher, actress, Broadway producer, philanthropist and is perhaps best remembered as a patron of the theater. This iris is dedicated to her memory. Orange standards; Falls orange infused with yellow with orange beards. Well branched, 6-8 buds, standards slightly open permitting view of laced style arms and bright beards. Roman Candle X Orange Empire. $30.00. Long's Gardens.

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