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■(TB) 'Watermelon'

1954, Waters

'Watermelon' ( 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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IMG 5216.jpgIMG 5216bh.jpgWatermelon.JPGWatermelon Sch67.jpg
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References:

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.
 
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_5216.jpgjpg IMG_5216.jpg manage 59 K 17 Feb 2017 - 19:54 Main.davepote Taken in my garden 2014, Reston, VA Zone 6B
IMG_5216bh.jpgjpg IMG_5216bh.jpg manage 40 K 27 Jun 2019 - 21:04 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Davepote photo
Watermelon.JPGJPG Watermelon.JPG manage 72 K 29 Nov 2020 - 04:40 IrisP photo Merian Park, Basel / Switzerland
Watermelon_Sch67.jpgjpg Watermelon_Sch67.jpg manage 159 K 01 Feb 2014 - 15:46 Main.davepote From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1967, p. 43
Topic revision: r17 - 29 Nov 2020, IrisP
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