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(TB) 'Mirabelle'

1941, Whiting

'Mirabelle' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1940). Seedling# 3976. TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class-S9L; Honorable Mention 1941; 'Matula' x 'Happy Days'. Whiting 1941.

Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 82:3 (July 1941).

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1941: MIRABELLE (Whiting 19-11) M. L. 38 in. A delicious blend of creamy apricot and pink tones that is good enough to eat. The basic color is warmer that that called apricot yellow in Ridgeway, more toward that of salmon or orange, buff. There is a textile tint in the Dictionary of Color called Mirabelle which comes very close to it--hence the name. Visitors will remember it as 3976. There is an overlay of delicate orient pink on the falls and a flush of the same pink in the upper part of the standards which give it a delightfully fresh appeal and the whole flower is enlivened by the thick, deep orange beard. The blooms are large, of oval form, with wide, full petals and are sweetly fragrant. One of its best features is its very heavy substance, enduring hot winds. rain and even hail in our 1940 blooming season. The stalks are tall, well branched and carry many buds; which with its exceptionally lasting substance give it a two weeks blooming season. The coloring does not fade and the flowers retain their graceful form till they fold. The branches and buds are so arranged as to give the stalk good proportion and symmetry to the last of bloom. The plants are very strong and hardy, producing ample bloom and new plants each year. See varietal comments A l. Bulletin No. 79 page 15. $25.00.
MIRABELLE (3976. Matula x Happy Days. A creamy apricot blend with a touch of clear pink on the falls. Large oval flowers of excellent substance. Branching good. 38 inches. Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin 84:53 Jan. 1942.
 
MIRABELLE (Whiting, 1941). H.M., A.I.S. 1941. Alluring cream-apricot and pink tones combined in a most delectable manner. Excellent stems with fine branching. 38 inches. Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1949.

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