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■ (TB) 'Afterglow'

1917, Sturtevant

'Afterglow' (Grace Sturtevant, 1917). TB; height 36-48" (90-120 cm); Midseason bloom. Color Class S4L; Grayish lavender shading to Pinard yellow through the center; Styles yellow; beard yellow, orange tipped; stalk high and well-branched growth vigorous; ( Iris pallida Lam. X 'Aurea'); Sturt. 1917.

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From Glen Road iris Garden catalog, 1920: AFTERGLOW —A soft pink or buff-gray, shading to a rich yellow thru the center. When on exhibition no other iris has attracted so much attention from even the most casual observer, while in the garden its mass appeals more to the closer student of color harmony. 3 ft. F. C. G. 1915. 15.00.
The Cornell Agriculture Experimental Station Memoir #100, 1926 provides the following description: "Color effect a smokey-lavender-buff and yellowish-bronze blend; size fair, short to long; form open, rounded; flowering habit free; tall bearded class; height 30 in.; branching fastigiate, high. A flower of very good substance; frail to firm texture; smooth surface; good fragrance, a faint lemon odor. Has excellent neutral tones for mass in garden, or as a show or cut flower.

Standards tilleul buff to smokey pearl, shading to yellow at base; carriage cupped, arching, slightly floppy in full sunlight; blade undulate, ruffled and frilled, revolute, smooth or slightly creped; size 1 ½ in. wide, 2 ½ in. long. Falls deeper cartridge-buff to buff-yellow, brighter at base of blade. Reticulated with yellowish to reddish brown at base of haft, brilliant along outer haft; carriage drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, obcordate; smooth; size 1 ¾ in. wide. 2 ½ in. long. Minor parts; beard fine dense, projecting, conspicuous, very brilliant bronzy orange; haft broad, channelled; reticulations broad, widely spaced; style-branches broad, overarching; crest of medium size, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves scarious. Growth moderate; increase rapid; habit open to regular; foliage stiff, leaves slender, glaucous yellow-green; 3 blooms open at once, floriferous; stem erect, flexuous, with at least 7 buds.

This is an American seedling described by the originator as a misty lavender lit with yellow at the center. It is an effective cut flower. Parentage pallidax aurea. Awarded a first Class Certificate by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1915. In gardens it reaches a height of from 3 to 4 feet, bearing its flowers well above the foliage on graceful stems. When massed, it gives a bewitching color in twight hours." [Iris pallida Lam. X Iris variegata L. 'Aurea'].
Sturtevant's 1922 catalog gives; "Afterglow (Sturt. 1917) — A soft Grayish Lavender shading to a rich Pinard Yellow thru the centre, a flower of loose pallida form; stalk well-branched, growth strong. 3 ft. F. C, C., M. H. S. $2.50"
"Pinkish Lavander gray shading to buff style branches and rich yellow haft...25c; 3 for 60c."[Carl Salbach Iris Catalog, Berkeley, CA, 1930]


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