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(LA) 'Ruth Marsalis'

1943, DeBaillon/Dorman

'Ruth Marsalis' ( Mary DeBaillon/ Caroline Dormon, R. 1943) LA. Color Class-B1M. Natural hybrid from DeBaillon collection 1941. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris.

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From Sidney Conger Louisiana Iris catalog, 1951: RUTH MARSALIS (Dormon). A very large blue flower of 7" on a 40" stem. The color is a very unique, soft shade of blue, yet vivid. There is a long clear cut light crest that is continued by a dark line to the tip of the sepal. Excellent. $2.00.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: RUTH MARSALIS. Each 1.00. Tall growing variety with large soft blue flowers. Judged by critics as among the loveliest of the blues. Very much admired.3-1/2 feet.

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