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TB 36″ M

From Lloyd Austin’s catalog for 1960: “Here is a Dykes Medal winner that you can get and be quite exclusive, with a top notch iris that is hardly offered anywhere else in America. Many will want it for their Dykes Medal collections, so better order right away. An innovation among pinks, and different from any American variety. Dark mauve buds open to milky orchid-pink, with deep rosy-tangerine beards. Delicate and pure as a jewel, with faultless poise and form, yet it grows robustly to a good height. A stalk of Benton Cordelia shimmering in the sun is a sight of utter loveliness!”

(Benton Petunia x Radiation), British DM 1955.

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Benton Cordelia

H. Cedric Morris, 1953

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: Pink/Peach
Standard Color: Pink/Peach
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Tangerine/Pink
Hybridizer: Morris C
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