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Hybridizer Elizabeth Nesmith (Mrs. Thomas)

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

"166 Fairmont St., Lowell, Mass. Amateur gardener, Past Regional Vice President, A.I.S. Interested in Irises since 1912 and gradually made an extensive collection, starting breeding in 1922. In 1929 issued first catalogue under name Fairmont Iris Gardens (later Fairmont Gardens). Listed Hemerocallis, Oriental Poppies and many types of Irises. Her seedlings have been successful and 'Cortez', 'White Goddess', 'Cathedral Dome' are outstanding among them. She introduces the Irises raised by the late Thomas Washington of Nashville, Tenn."--1939 Checklist.

Received the AIS Hybridizer Award in 1951.

Intermediate Bearded: 'Homespun' 1931, 'Saracen'.

Japanese: 'Amoret', 'Blanc Mignon', 'Della Robbia', 'Dresden Blue', 'Flying Cloud', 'Frosty Morning', 'Mecca', 'Mokanna', 'Neva', 'Pala D Oro, 'Peggy Palmer', 'Porthos', 'Rose DuBarry', 'Rowandiz', 'Salmacis', 'Snowmaid', 'Winter Skies', 'Woodrose'.

Louisiana: 'Miss Priscilla', 'Silk and Satin', 'Vista Violet'.

Minature Dwarf Bearded: 'Shadowland'.

Siberian: 'Ahalya', 'Babet', 'Canton Blue', 'Royal Ensign'.

Spuria: 'Dresden Blue', 'Mrs Woodhouse', 'Royal Toga'.

Tall Bearded: 'Azalea', 'Bar Harbor', 'Beau Amber', 'Beau Gay', 'Bedouin', 'Belvidere', 'Black Satin', 'Blue Grotto', 'Bold Venture', 'Bromze Brocade', 'Brown Dancer', 'Buccaneer', 'Burnished Black', 'Caintuck', 'Canelands' 1931, 'Carissima', 'Cathedral Dome', 'Charis', Chenoa', 'Chestnut Brown', 'Copper Beech', 'Copper Gold', 'Cortez', 'Cream and Gold', 'Crested Pink', 'Crystal White', 'Dawn Pink', 'Demure', 'Desert Dusk', 'Ebony Eve', 'Exquisite', 'Gay Vagabond', 'Golden Chimes', 'Golden Coronet', 'Golden Dragon', 'Gold Foam', 'Golden Rule'', 'Heart Aglow', 'Helen Campbell' 1930, 'Highlight', 'Independence' 1931, 'Iridescence', 'Irvana', 'Ivory Snow', 'Jasmine', 'Joram', 'Jumala', 'Lacandon', 'LePrintemps' 1930, 'Loretto' 1930, 'Magic Crystal', 'Magic Melody', 'Magic Sails', 'Maluska', 'Marina', 'Marmora', 'Melitza', 'Midnight Sun' 1931, 'Morning Glow', 'Mountjoy', 'Nobility', 'Nusku', 'Nutbrown Maid', 'Orcades', 'Orinda', 'Placid Harbor', 'Prairie King' 1930, 'Radiant Red', 'Rookwood Blue', 'Saracen', 'Sherry', 'Shining Sun', 'Snow Blossom', 'Snow Plume', 'Spring Morn' 1930, 'Star of Gold', 'Sub Deb', 'Sukey of Salem', 'Summer Song', 'Sundance', 'Sundown', 'Sunset Glow', 'Sunnyvale', 'Sunset Red', 'Tekoa', 'The Gay Gallard', 'Tommy Tucker' 1930, 'White Cockade', 'White Goddess', 'Yadkin', 'Yuletide'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r26 - 14 Jan 2019, davepote
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