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(TB) 'Sweet Marie'

1951, Muhlestein

'Sweet Marie' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1951). TB 38" Medium bloom. Color Code-R1. Orchid self, tangerine beard. Hall seedling# 40-32 X Hall seedling# 40-24., Tell 1951. High Commendation 1950.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1951: SWEET MARIE (T. Muhlestein). Early-Midseason. (Two sister seedlings: D. Hall's 40-32 x 40-24.) Large orchid self with tangerine beard. Clean color. Will surely be a useful parent with other tangerine bearded iris for the new shades: rose, salmon, pink, fuchsia, etc. Well branched stalk. 36 inches. Highly Commended 1950. $10.00.
From Mrs. Ed Conrad (Idaho), “Way Beyond the Hills of Idaho” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 121, (April 1951): 35-36: "Another, entirely different, was a lovely, clear, rosy orchid with a light area around a perfect blockbuster tangerine beard and enhanced by a delightful fragrance. Tell has named this Sweet Marie. I am privileged to grow it this year and shall be able to observe with interest its performance in Idaho. Almost any of these many pink seedlings from crosses using Pink Formal were improvements over any of the named pinks in commerce today."
 



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