(AB) 'Lady Lilford'
(Sir Michael Foster
, R. 1916). AB, IMB, medium height, Midseason late bloom. Color Class S3D. Blue-toned white, blended with darker tones of blue I. paradoxa
X I. pallida
. 46 chr. R. Wallace & Co., 1916
Also listed in IB web: 'Lady Lilford'
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923/24: LADY LILFORD (Foster) $5.00. This is one of the varieties I have been trying for three years to grow but without much success. I will be able to spare a very few roots of it this year, but I believe it should be grown under glass.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: LADY LILFORD (Foster '15) ML 20" (Paradoxa X Pallida). The dark purple blooms are accented by a black signal patch. $.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000:LADY LILFORD AB (Sir Michael Foster, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. IMB, medium height, late midseason. I paradoxa. X I pallida. AIS Color Class-S3D (blue squalens, with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Blue-toned white blended with darker tones of blue. Vallette: "medium large blue-black self, black beard." R Wallace & Co., 1916. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 46-chromosome amphidiploid, an OB in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 316; ASI '76, p.49; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 178.
| References; Fasciated Flower in The Garden, July 7, 1923
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