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■(TB) 'Amandine'

1946, Douglas

'Amandine' (Geddes Douglas, R. 1944) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-W4. 'White Prince' x 'Caroline Burr'.

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References:

From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: AMANDINE (G. Douglas 1946) M. L. The charm of this lovely iris is in its delicacy of color and delightfully ruffled form. It is a self with large flowers of pale cream with just a flush of lemon. When first you see this iris you think "what beautiful blooms but they look so fragile". The surprising thing is that the flowers have exceptionally firm substance and keep in perfect condition for three days under very hot sun, also withstand wind and rain to a marked degree. The standards are broad and perfectly domed, the falls full and flaring. A symmetrical flower of exquisite beauty. Sturdy growth and good branching, three branches and terminal. H. C., A. I. S. 1945. $20.00.
From Gwendolyn Anley (England), American Irises In English Gardens, The AIS Bulletin, No. 107, "Iris Ramblings", October 1947: "AMANDINE, another ruffled beauty, gives the impression of great fragility, but I was surprised how well it stood the difficult conditions. The slightly greenish, lemon tone is very unusual and would probably be seen at its best in partial shade. So many of these pale colours demand shadowy places."
"Amandine (Douglas) is a deep cream--so crisp, so thick, so clean, with fine flower balance and splendid branching ... one of the lnost floriferous varieties ... would be a "must have" to the smallest collection". [Mrs. W. R. Matthews, “Yes-We Do Grow Tall Beardeds in Louisiana.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #116(January 1950): 60-61.]


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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Amandine_fall_view.JPGJPG Amandine_fall_view.JPG manage 825 K 18 May 2017 - 22:01 DaveinPA  
Amandine_std_view.JPGJPG Amandine_std_view.JPG manage 740 K 24 May 2016 - 16:12 DaveinPA HIPS gallery now shows a yellowish bloom, as this one is.
amandine01.JPGJPG amandine01.JPG manage 292 K 29 Apr 2016 - 11:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
amandine02.JPGJPG amandine02.JPG manage 425 K 29 Apr 2016 - 21:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
amandine03.JPGJPG amandine03.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Mar 2018 - 17:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Harder
amandine1.JPGJPG amandine1.JPG manage 895 K 08 Apr 2018 - 11:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cathy Egerer
Topic revision: r16 - 08 Apr 2018, Harloiris
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