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(TB) 'Oriental Pearl'

1956, Lyon

'Oriental Pearl' (David Lyon, R. 1955). Seedling# 685-51-10. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-O1L, Light medium orient pink (Wilson 416/2) bitone, beard deep Marx orange. Seedling# D52-49-14: (('Spindrift' x Hall pink seedling) x 'Carabella') X 'Pink Formal'. Lyon 1956. HC 1955; HM 1957.

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From AIS Bulletin #141, April 1956 Introducing ORIENTAL PEARL (Lyon 1956) $25.00. This is one of the pinks which garden visitors favored for introduction. Its very tall stalks, beautifully branched, carry blooms of adorable tintings of light to medium Orient pink. The beard is a deep mars orange. 40". Highly Commended A.I.S. 1955. Lyon Iris Garden.
From Lyon’s Irisland catalog, 1959: ORIENTAL PEARL (Lyon '56) $15.00 A medium shade of orient pink with a flush of coral pink, brushed soft spinel pink in the center of the falls. The beard is deep mars orange. Petals are rounded and flaring with good substance and texture. Beautifully branched tall 40" stalks. M. (Spindrift x Hall Pink sdlg.) x Carabella)) X Pink Formal). HM.'57.
 
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1962: ORIENTAL PEARL (Lyon 1956) Each 6.00. This has all the requirements necessary to become a great iris. Good substance, good form and well branched. In color a light medium shade of Orient pink with a flush of soft coral pink. Center of falls appears to be a soft spinel pink and whole flower is highlighted by a deep Mars orange beard. HM 1957. 40 inches.

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