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■(TB) 'Horned Flamingo'

1963, Austin

'Horned Flamingo' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1963). Seedling# 21. TB horned, 40" (102 cm). Very early bloom. Color Class O3P. Standards arbutus pink; falls true salmon pink; tangerine beards end in salmon-bearded horn. 'Happy Birthday' X 'Horned Lace'. Rainbow 1963.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: HORNED FLAMINGO (Austin '63) VE-40". For years customers have been asking for a real flamingo Iris with a horn. So here is the first one the world has ever seen, a real color gem with a spread of nearly 7". Tall, imposing & heavy blooming, with large flowers, horizontally-flaring falls, this beauty is done in delectable true salmon pink. Beards brilliant tangerine, very large, conspicuous down into the depths of the flower, & each ending in a stunning salmon bearded horn often over 1" long, sometimes spooned or frilled at end. Try this for something really new & exciting. Pollen abundant. Happy Birthday X Horned Lace. Regularly $10; on $15 order $5.95; on $25 order $3.95; 3 for $11.80.

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