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■(TB) 'Lilac Thrill'

1979, Niswonger

'Lilac Thrill' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1976). Seedling 34-74. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Pale lilac with hint of pink; pink beard. (('Sapphire Fuzz' x 'Rippling Waters') x ('Sapphire Fuzz' x 'Pink Flurry')) X 'Pink Sleigh'. Niswonger 1979. Honorable Mention 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #233 Spring 1979 Introducing LILAC THRILL (Niswonger '79). Sdlg. 34-74: ((16-68: Sapphire Fuzz x Rippling Waters) x (7-67: Sapphire Fuzz x Pink Flurry)) X Pink Sleigh. TB, 30" (76 em), Mid., HC '76 & '77, fertile both ways. This is a clean, clear, pale lilac with a hint of pink. It's a self with a pink beard. The pod parent was a pink with a blue beard, but it bloomed without any increase. When this happened, I immediately pollinated it with pollen from PINK SLEIGH. The seedlings that resulted bloomed in all shades of pink and violet, but this was the only lilac, and the most vigorous of the lot. It was marked during a rainstorm with only one shattered bloom to see, It was lined out and forgotten until the row bloomed with 3 and 4 blossoms open at a time on stalks with 8 and 9 buds. It knocked me over when I saw it again - or should I say it gave me a really big THRILL. It should do the same for you, and it's a good breeder, too. $25.00. Cape Iris.
From Cape Iris catalog, 1980: LILAC THRILL (Niswonger'79) Sdlg. 34-74: ((16-68:(Sapphire Fuzz x Rippling Waters) X (7-67:(Sapphire Fuzz x Pink Flurry)) X Pink Sleigh. TB, 30"(76 cm), Mid ., HC'76 & '77, 5 prPRV/5prPRVpr, Fertile both ways. This is a clean, clear, pale lilac with a hint of pink. It's Self with a pink beard. The pod parent was a pink with a blue beard which I lost because it didn't produce any increases . It was the only lilac from a beautiful group of seedlings but I had marked it in a rainstorm and had forgotten about it until it bloomed and I saw what it could really do. It knocked me over with 3 and 4 blooms open at one time on stalks with 8 and 9 buds---or should I say it really gave me a THRILL. It should do the same for you and it's an excellent breeder too. $20.00

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