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■(TB) 'Tomeco'

1959, Suiter

'Tomeco' (Melvina Suiter, R. 1959). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class R1D. Oxblood red, overlaid copper. 'Owyhee' x (('Captain Wells' x 'Burmese Ruby') x 'Technicolor'). Eden Road, Tell 1961. High Commendation 1960.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing TOMECO (Suiter '61) M. 36 in. (Owyhee) X (Captain Wells x Burmese Ruby) x Technicolor). Really gorgeous new large and smooth oxblood red. Petals are very wide, form is semi-flaring and the blooms are well placed on nicely branched stalks. HC '60. $20.00. Eden Road.
TOMECO (Suiter). Tom-e-co. Mrs. Suiter told us on a convention bus that she borrowed the name of a one-time redskin chief for her new red iris. [“A Few Pronunciations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #171(October 1963): 111.]

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Tomeco (3)BHI.JPGJPG Tomeco (3)BHI.JPG manage 302 K 08 Mar 2019 - 10:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Tomeco.1961.Suiter.jpgjpg Tomeco.1961.Suiter.jpg manage 196 K 08 May 2020 - 17:12 Main.davepote Image scanned by David Potembski from Tell's catalog, 1961.
Tomeco_fl.jpgjpg Tomeco_fl.jpg manage 37 K 12 Aug 2012 - 04:29 IrisP  
tomeco1.JPGJPG tomeco1.JPG manage 133 K 26 May 2020 - 15:34 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 26 May 2020, TLaurin
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