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(TB) 'Marathon'

1948, Whiting

'Marathon' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1948). Seedling# 4314. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y7M. 'Mellowglow' x 'Cedar Rose'.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: MARATHON (Whiting 1948) N0. 4314 (MELLOWGLOW X CEDAR ROSE) Midseason, 36 inches. A glowing color in the garden—a rich but smooth blending of apricot, buff and rufous orange. Near to Dictionary of Color, plate 11, H 12, hence the name, MARATHON. Also because it has run a good race. It is of moderate height and size, wide form and heavy substance. The vigorous. free blooming plants make it a garden show piece. $10.00.
"...and her 1948 introduction, Marathon. It is a seedling of Mellowglow and Cedar Rose quite similar to its pod parent, but Mrs. Whiting claims for it greater hardiness and better performance in general." [Prof. and Mrs. Frank H. Banyard) (Kans.), “Vacation in Iris Land,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #112(April 1949): 26.]

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