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(AB) 'Damascus Blade'

1952, Eckels for White

'Damascus Blade' (Richard Eckels, selector for Clarence G. White, R. 1952) Seedling White seedling 1-D-48-5. EC TB-onco, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Blend, steel-gray, mauve-pink and brown. Originally selected by late Mrs. Lena Lothrop. Unknown, but related to 'Quaker Mischief'.

Also listed in TB web. 'Damascus Blade'.

NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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From AIS Bulletin #129, April 1953. Introducing DAMASCUS BLADE (1-D-48-5) 38". Very late. White-Eckels. A really different blend. Huge showy flowers in steel gray, with overtones of mauve-pink and brown. This magnificent 1/4 onco is hardy even in New England. $12.50. Lawson Iris Garden.
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1954: DAMASCUS BLADE (White-Eckels '53) 38". A C. G. White Oncobred proven hardy in New England. Huge, showy flowers of steel gray, with overtones of mauve-pink and brown. One fourth Onco, and will set seeds. Claimed magnificent. $10.00.
 
 



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