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■(TB) 'Lute Song'

1960, Tompkins

'Lute Song' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1960) TB, 37" (94 cm), Very late bloom. Medium pink self; deep pink beard. (('Honeyflow' x 'Seashell') x sibling) x self) X ('Radiation' x 'Pink Sensation'). Fleur de Lis 1960. Honorable Mention 1961.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: LUTE SONG (Tompkins '60) E-38". A clean rich opaque pink, with domed standards and ruffled flaring falls. A delicate exquisite Iris. HM'61 (Honeyflow x Seashell) F3. X (Radiation x Pink Sensation)). Regularly $15; on $20 order $11.95; on $25 order $10.50.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: LUTE SONG (Tompkins '60) M.V.L. 38 in.(Honeyflow x Seashell) F3. x (Radiation x Pink Sensation). A large, exquisitely formed flower of large size with broad, heavily substanced petals. It has perfectly domed, lightly ruffled standards and beautifully fluted and ruffled, semi-flaring falls. It is a clean rich, opaque pink of outstanding brightness and a faint touch of gold at the throat and a bright rose pink beard accents its brillance. A fine grower with perfectly branched stalks and a great many buds.H.M. 1961. 15.00.

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