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(TB) 'Aida'

1938, Mitchell

'Aida' ( Sidney B. Mitchell, R. 1938) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. Yellow seedling x 'King Midas'. Mitchell 1938; Salbach 1938.

Distribution: Salbach 1938, 1939,

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: AIDA (Mitchell 1938). (Yellow seedling X King Midas). Named for the beautiful dusky heroine of Verdi's famous opera Aida, this iris combines delightful form with rich bronzy coloring. The standards are golden bronze, the falls showing a darker tint, as of tobacco. Entirely distinct from those of the Jean Cayeux type, being more on the copper shades than those of the latter. Appropriately named, for it is a most attracttve, beautiful iris. Standards pure rich frosted bronze with a fine glint; falls, rich copper bronze. Altogether a very live colored variety, very pleasing, and completely distinct. Large flowers, heavy substance, good placement and a free bloomer. Mid-season. 36-inch. $5.00.
 

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Topic revision: r8 - 20 May 2019, Betsy881
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