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■(TB) 'Highland Thistle'

1973, Jones

'Highland Thistle' (Bennett Jones, R. 1972). Seedling# 924-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Lavender-pink self; tangerine beard. ((('Frances Kent' x 'Mary Randall') x ' 'Frost And Flame') x Beattie seedling# 59-41) X Fay seedling# 62-30. B Jones 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing HIGHLAND THISTLE-924-1 «(((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x Frost and Flame»)) x Beattie 59-14)) x Fay 62-30. An iris of unusually beautiful color, form and finish. A pastel pink influenced lavender; tangerine beard. Standards are swirled and tightly held. Ruffled falls are broad, touching at the hafts-they flare halfway to horizontal. Petals are of heavy substance, finished in smooth satiny-silk. Well-branched stalks, seven to nine flowers. An elegant iris. Rapid increaser. 34" HC 1971. $25.00. Bennett Jones.

HIGHLAND THISTLE (B. Jones) was calling loud and clear for attention, its pastel orchid, very pale, looking really distinctive. The beard, white with a touch of tangerine, adds a nice accent that adds to the effect. The flowers are large, wide, ruffled, flared and of good substance. Each balanced stalk seems to have eight or more buds. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:34]

 

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