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TB 37″ M

From Melrose Gardens catalog for 1969: “You cannot fault the shape of this flower. It is perfection: proportion, width, fluting, substance, it’s all there in just the right amounts. Too bad there aren’t more of them (only five buds per stem). The color is pleasing: a light smoothly applied violet blue.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1973: “Ever since we first viewed this extremely smooth, ruffled and extra broad petaled lavender blue self we were struck by its great beauty. The color is lovely and appealing, the form most graceful. It will be popular for many, many years.”

(((Spanish Peaks x Cloudless Sky) X Henry Shaw) x Van Cliburn), HM 1965, AM 1967, Dykes Medal 1970.

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C. Benson, R. 1963 / I. 1964

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1960-1969
Fall Color: Lavender
Standard Color: Lavender
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: White
Hybridizer: Benson C
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