About 1911, Chivers
( T. H. Chivers
, about 1911) JI. Late bloom. Single. Color Class-4. Translation: Late Wonder.
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| From Farr's catalog, 1918: OKUBANRI. Three petals; white, suffused blue, with a deep blue halo around the yellow center; small center petals plum; stigmas violet blue. 35 cts.
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: OKU-BANRI (Chivers 1911) Sgl. Tall and stately this lovely blended flower of white and blue is a great addition to the garden. 39 in. $2.00.
| From Flowerfield Bulb Farms catalog 1956: OKU-BANRI (Late Wonder). (Sakata). Tall single white with falls heavily veined with dark blue. The small standards are blue-purple with a narrow white edging. Style columns are blue-purple. This variety is one of the latest to bloom of all. Each $4.00. Three $8.00.
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