■(TB) 'Launching Pad'
, R. 1966). Seedling# 65-16. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4Wcm, standards sulphur lemon; falls white rimmed sulphur lemon. 'Valimar'
X 'Denver Mint'
. Knopf, Tell 1967.
| From Knopf Iris Gardens catalog,1967: LAUNCHING PAD: Sdlg. No. 65-16 TB 36" M. Season. Valimar x Denver Mint. Another hardy grower from our Denver Mint line. A magnificent flaring flower done in Sulphur Lemon with white falls rimmed with sulphur Lemon. Bright orange beard. The substance is very good with smooth texture. You will fall in love with this one. Net $25.00
| LAUNCHING PAD (Knopf '67). "An attention-getting newcomer to many Midwest gardens, being an unusual and intense combination of lemon yellow in the standards and white falls bordered a deep bright yellow, finished off with a full red-orange beard. As examined for two seasons is producing vigorous, healthy plants with strong stalks. Planted in mass, should be a most startling landscape variety. Seems to vary in its ability to produce a proper number of branches and buds." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 7.]
| If it is your desire to win Best in Show, then I suggest you try LAUNCHING PAD. This well-branched iris displays three flowers at one time on every stalk. The yellow standards and white falls edged yellow and set off by a red-orange beard make a gorgeous sight. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]
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