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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and very evenly colored. There is no course veining in the flower and almost no markings at the haft. The white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from hundreds of blue seedlings by the originator of such things as Sable, Dreamcastle, Pink Reflection and Capt. Wells.”

From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1952: “A very cool translucent light blue with a silvery cast free from veining. Falls are slightly waved and the beard is white. Blooms are of good size and the branching excellent.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1952: “One of the finest blues, a cool translucent light blue with a silvery cast reminiscent of a winter twilight. The pure, unmarred flower gives a cool, serene effect. Nice sized blooms with an airy grace and limpid color that strikes a responsive note with those in search of real blue shades. Color carries remarkably far. Very popular.”

((Castalia x Santa Barbara) X Great Lakes), HM 1946, AM 1949.

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Cook, R&I 1946

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1940-1949
Fall Color: Light Blue
Standard Color: Light Blue
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: White
Hybridizer: Cook P
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