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■(TB) 'Valentina'

1972, Spence

'Valentina' (Herbert Spence, R. 1972). Seedling# 66-53-0A. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white; falls white with diamond dust sparkling; tangerine beard. ( 'Brilliant Star' x 'Rippling Waters') X 'Christmas Time'. Spence 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing VALENTINA (Spence '73). Midseason. 34". TB. Sdlg. 66-53\.OA (Brilliant Star x Rippling. Waters) X Christmas Time. White self with a heavy tangerine beard. The large ruffled flowers have a diamond dust sparkle. Bud count and branching meet with current standards. RTG 1971. HC 1972. Net $25.00. Herbert Spence.
VALENTINA (Spence '73) is a most handsome white with good deep red beards, good branching, and eight to nine buds. In my area [California] it's not a robust grower, but still I expect it will enjoy great popularity. [James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 8.]

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Topic revision: r20 - 23 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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