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■(TB) 'Ponderosa'

1970, Ghio

'Ponderosa' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1968) Seedling #65-158B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards rosy brown; falls blend of brown, violet and red; ruffled; yellow-brown beard. 'Denver Mint' X 'Moon River'. Bay View Gardens 1970.

Note: This iris used more than any other by Joseph Ghio in his hybridizing program.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing Ponderosa (Denver Mint X Moon River). A very large bloom with rosy-brown standards and spreading falls of plum-brown. Multi-budded with serrated edge that makes for a bonanza of an iris. $25.00. Bay View Gardens.
PONDEROSA is a blend of brown and violet in light shades that has two illustrious parents which passed along branching, substance, and vigor to it. Different, exciting, and very ruffled. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 14.]

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