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■(TB) 'Surf Rider'

1972, Tucker

'Surf Rider' (James Tucker, R. 1970). Seedling# 741A. TB, 37" (94 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards blue-white, slightly deeper infusion of blue at base; falls blue-white; white beard tipped orange. Seedling# 55-K: ('Stepping Out' x seedling# 320A) X 'Joy Dancer'. Southern Meadows 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing SURF RIDER (Tucker '72). 40". EML. (55K X JOY DANCER) White with a light blue infusion on lower part of standards. 11-12 buds perfectly arranged. A strong vigorous plant. Probably the best introduction we have ever made. HC '70. $35.00. Southern Meadows Garden.

SURF RIDER (Tucker) is a very smooth pale blue with a violet cast. The color is more intense in the center of the flower. Blooms are ruffled, flared, of great width, and at least eight of them on a good stalk. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:33]

Another pleasant surprise for us was SURF RIDER (Tucker, 1972). It is a reverse blue amoena attempt similar to SEA VENTURE, but much larger, taller, and rounder in form. The tone of blue is somewhat different from SEA VENTURE'S. Well-branched in every garden, and excellent plant habits. We now see why it received such a sound HM last year. [Dyer, Perry. “Roanoke 1974, and Points West.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society. 221 (July 1974): 30.]


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Surf_Rider__Tucker_1972.JPGJPG Surf_Rider__Tucker_1972.JPG manage 58 K 01 Jan 2010 - 11:07 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
surfrider01.jpgjpg surfrider01.jpg manage 153 K 21 Nov 2015 - 16:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
surfrider02.JPGJPG surfrider02.JPG manage 284 K 26 Aug 2017 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
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