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(TB) 'Alastor'

1940, Spender

'Alastor' ( Maj. R.E.S. Spender, R. 1934) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class S7M. Sdlg. x Sdlg. Schreiner 1940.

ALASTOR (Spender 1940) E. M. A smoothly finished flower of deep cyclamen pink with an underlay of rich gold, more pronounced on the hafts and around the bright orange beard. A very colorful iris and a great addition to this group. Eng. Silver Medal 1937. A. M., A. I. S. 1941. R. 88 1941. 38 in. $5.00. [Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Lowell, Massachusetts, New and Unusual Irises. Summer 1942-Spring 1943].


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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-12
  • Bulletin of The American Iris Society, Comments on Varieties, Issue #83, page 8, October 1941
"A very distinctive and unusual flower, and the most outstanding new English iris I have seen. It is deep lilac-pink with touches of brown around the falls."---Jesse E. Wills, Nashville, Tenn. -- DavidPotembski - 19 Mar 2013
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