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■(IB) 'Kiss Me Kate'

1956, Cook

'Kiss Me Kate' (Paul Cook, R. 1956). Seedling #KMK. IB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Sea-foam green with narrow margin of wisteria violet and beard of lemon chrome (Ridgway). (blue seedling #11142 x 'Progenitor') X ('Progenitor' x 'Shining Waters'). Longfield 1958. Honorable Mention 1958; Award of Merit 1960; Sass Award 1960; Sass Medal 1966.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1958: KISS-ME-KATE (Progenitor breeding). A charming and unique little Iris. The small flowers are cream (Seafoam Green) with a narrow border on the falls of medium blue (Wistaria Violet) giving a lovely cream and blue effect. The neat beards are Lemon Chrome. This Iris starts flowering after the Lilliputs and somewhat overlaps the Tall Bearded season. 20 inches. $10.00.
 
 


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IBKissMeKateVL1965.JPGJPG IBKissMeKateVL1965.JPG manage 60 K 25 Jun 2014 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin, AIS National Conv. Newark NJ 1961
kissme02.JPGJPG kissme02.JPG manage 75 K 02 Jul 2014 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
Topic revision: r15 - 06 Mar 2018, Betsy881
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