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■(TB) 'Melbreak'

1957, Randall

'Melbreak' (Harry Randall, R. 1957). TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R51, Pinkish brown; tangerine beard. ('Chérie' x 'Angela Borgia') X 'Mary Randall'. Fairmount 1957.

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MELBREAK (Randall 1957) M. There are many pink iris, but Melbreak is a new break in this class and a very handsome flower. Deeper and more warmly colored than the iris Mary Randall, the nearest shade is Rose Opal (022 /2) and this gives a depth of tone that I have never seen in any pink iris. A full firm textured flower with broad firmly domed standards and wide rounded falls that have a flush of glowing pink, as if a painter had blended pink and warm brown on his palette before applying the pigment to the bloom. A smoothly finished flower with no venations and the very full tangerine beard intensifies the gradation of color. The blooms are very sun resistant and are nicely spaced on three way branching stalks. A most resplendent iris of great garden value. (Cherie x Angela Borgia) x Mary Randall. Preliminary Commendation of the British Iris Society and selected for trial at Wisley. 1956. 37 in. $12.50. Fairmount Gardens, Lowell, Massachusetts. Iris Catalog 1958.

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