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■(TB) 'Lovely Light'

1964, Tompkins

'Lovely Light' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1964) TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to very late bloom. Apricot-orange self; coral-red beard. Apricot sibling to 'Herald Angel' X (('Marie Fischer' sibling x ('Top Flight' x 'Mary Randall')). Fleur de Lis 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1964: LOVELY LIGHT (Tompkins 1964) M.VL. 36 in. 58-2B:-Apricot Herald Angel and High Note. x (( 57-82 (Orange cot sib to Marie Fischer) x (Top Flight x Mary Randall)). A new, extremely rich orange that has been very much admired and coveted here the past 3 seasons. Our Picture of it- inside cover- shows a freshly opened flower. As the flower reaches full maturity it flares more and the ruffling and fluting becomes more distinct as does a tiny white blaze which accents its bright tangerine red beard. It has very heavy substance and a sleek, glistening finish. Ultra clean and clear, it has no other colors or veining to dull or darken its rich coloring. A fine grower with good strong, well-branched stalks.No. 61-73. Net 25.00

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LovelyLight_Fleur de Lis_1968.pngpng LovelyLight_Fleur de Lis_1968.png manage 2 MB 11 Sep 2020 - 13:11 Main.davepote Photo scanned by David Potembski from Fleur de Lis Iris catalog, 1968.
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lovely02.jpgjpg lovely02.jpg manage 64 K 14 Jun 2015 - 00:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
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