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(TB) 'Summer Surprise'

1955, Brown

'Summer Surprise' (G. Percy Brown, R. 1955). TB 36" (re-blooms) June and August. Color Class-Y5L. Standards ecru; falls lavender-pink, hafts veined brown. ('Autumn Twilight' x 'Hallowe'en Night' seedling) X 'Autumn Twilight., Brown 1956.

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From Brown’s Everblooming Iris Garden catalog, 1962: Summer Surprise-$1.00 - (Autumn Twilight X Halloween Night) Stalk 34 inches- 5 branches - 20 buds. S. closed Ecru, F. slight flare, Lavender Pink. Summer rebloomer. Not as reliable as my others. A fine parent.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: SUMMER SURPR1SE (Brown '56) + ++ EM-36" Tallest, best branched of Percy's "summers". 36" stalks have 5 branches, up to 20 buds. Closed standards delicate ecru: falls lilac pink. Re-bloomed here in mid June & in Mass. in mid Aug. With this height, with its known seed-setting ability, should be top-notcher for every hybridizer. (Autumn Twilight x Halloween Night) X Autumn Twilight. Regularly $2.00; on $10 order $1.40; on $25 order $1.1 0; 3 for $3.15.

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Topic revision: r8 - 01 Mar 2019, Betsy881
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