( Donald G. Waters
, R. 1953) Seedling# 491. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Pink blend, color of watermelon 2/3 ripe. 'Dreamcastle'
x 'SQ 72'
. Longfield 1954. High Commendation 1952. Honorable Mention 1954.
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| From Fleur de Lis Garden catalog 1956: WATERMELON (Waters 1954) M. 38 in. (Dreamcastle x SQ72). A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon pink. Standards are slightly lighter than the falls. Large and gracefully formed and ruffled. Beard and style arms are light yellow. H. M. 1954. Net 11.OO.
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: WATERMELON. (Waters 1954). M. 38 in. A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon pink. Standards are slightly lighter than the falls. Large and gracefully formed and ruffled. Beard and style arms are light yellow. H. M. 1954. $6.00.
| The image to the right is from a catalog close to the time of introduction. It appears different from some more current images because: 1. the printing process and film were different from today. 2. also weather between West Coast climates and East Coast Climates makes huge differences in color saturation in some irises. These images are probably all correct but multiple factors provide us with quite different looks.
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