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(IB) 'Bluestone'

1903, Perry

'Bluestone' (Amos Perry, 1903) IB. Early bloom. Color Code-B9M.

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From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: BLUESTONE. S. light violet; F. deep violet-purple, with blue edges; similar in color to Niobe, but of larger bloom, and taller; excellent; 12 in. 25 cts.; $1.50 a doz.
From Carl Starker catalog 1929: Bluestone. 6-inch. S., violet; F., purple. 35c.
Barr 1906 catalog
From Sand, Austin W. W. Memoir 100. A Study of Pogoniris Varieties. July 1926. Ithaca: Cornell University. 105. Historical Iris Preservation Society Photocopy edition, 2003. Print. Bluestone (Perry, 1903) Color effect a dark violet self; size good; form long, open, rounded; flowering habit free; dwarf bearded class; height 8 in.; not branched. A flower of good substance; firm texture; smooth surface; fair fragrance; medium lasting quality. The flowers are of good size for the dwarf bearded type, forming compact, deep-colored masses in the garden. S. hyacinth violet with a brownish purple haft; carriage cupped, domed to arching; blade ovate, notched, undulate, frilled, revolute; size 1 ¼ in. wide, 2 in. long. F. slightly velvety fluorite violet, distinctly veined with lavender-white becoming purplish on the haft; carriage drooping; shape spatulate, convex; size 1 1/8 in. wide, 2 ¼ in. long. Minor parts: beard fine, dense, projecting, conspicuous, white, tipped with yellow at base; haft broad, channeled; reticulations medium fine, close; style-branches broad, erect to arching; crest of medium size, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, one-eighth scarious, inflated. Growth vigorous; increase rapid; habit compact; foliage stiff, leaves broad, glaucous green; floriferous; stalk erect.

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