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Scientist George Percival Baker, F.L.S., V.M.H

Kent, England. "Retired Textile Printer, Amateur gardener, botanist, plant-collector, traveller, celebrated Alpinist, authority on textile printing with a remarable collection of Indian examples. Authority, also on rare Bulbous Irises, breeder of Bulbous and Bearded varieties, active member and President of the Alpine Society for some years; one of the founders of the Iris Soc. (Eng.) and president of it 1924, 1925, Vice-President 1931-1938. Awarded the Foster Memorial Plaque 1932, Victoria Medal of Honour 1933. Author of many books and articles on textile printing, and on horticultural subjects." (AIS Alphabetical Iris Check List, 1939)

Also see hybridizer George Percival Baker.

Publications:

Baker, G. P., (1931), Gardeners’ Chronicles Ser. 3, 89: 137 (1931). Iris histrio Rchb.f. var. aintabensis.

Baker, G. P., (1934), “Winter and Spring Flowering Irises of the Histrio, Histrioides, Reticulata and Juno groups.” The Iris Year Book 1934, p.37-49. The British Iris Society.

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Topic revision: r1 - 03 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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