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■(TB) 'Silence'

1966, Tompkins

'Silence' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1966). Seedling# 63-83. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Deep canary yellow self. ('Comforting Thought' x 'Fancies Flight') X ('Kashmir Lace' x seedling# 55-192 lines, siblinged). Fleur de Lis 1966. High Commendation 1965; Honorable Mention 1968.

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SILENCE (Tompkins '66) M.L. 38 in. (From Comforting Thought, Fancies Flight and Kashmir Lace Lines). I consider this to be the most beautiful yellow I have produced or even seen. We haven't as yet found it lacking in any quality. It has large size, perfect form, heavy substance and wide, elegantly ruffled petals with equally wide, delightfully pleated hafts. A brilliantly rich, deep yellow with a trueness of color we have not seen since the hey-day of Guiding Star. This lively rich color is accented even more by a self-colored beard and a slightly lighter Canary yellow glow over the central part of the falls . It is a good grower with tall wonderful branched stalks that carry many buds and flowers in perfect placement. We want to thank Jake Scharff for naming this, as well as for his efforts and those of Mr. Watkins in getting the name (registered but never used) released to us. No. 63-83 H.C. 1965. One to a customer please. [Fleur De Lis Gardens, Canby, Oregon, Catalog, 1966]

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SILENCE_fl.jpgjpg SILENCE_fl.jpg manage 32 K 20 Feb 2011 - 10:23 IrisP  
SilenceEI.jpgjpg SilenceEI.jpg manage 29 K 19 Dec 2012 - 18:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
silence01.jpgjpg silence01.jpg manage 83 K 28 Jun 2015 - 02:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r10 - 13 Apr 2017, Harloiris
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