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(TB) 'Blithesome'

1935, Connell

'Blithesome' (Clarence Phillips Connell, R. 1930) TB, Midseason Bloom, Color Class Y6L. Offered by Kellogg 1935, & Nesmith 1935, & Pattison 1935.

Blithesome means cheerful; merry.

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BLITHESOME (Conn. '35) A "peculiarly winsome" iris of white and gold; the flower is white, powdered with glistening gold. We venture to predict that this will be one of the outstanding novelties of the season. 40".........$20.00. [Irises That Are Growing Over-the-Garden-Wall. Summer 1935/Spring 1936].
'Blithesome' (Con., 1933). A new yellow and white bicolor. An iris of unusual distinction-38 to 40 inches tall. The standards are high and arched. Falls ovate and widely flaring. The whole flower glistens with iridescent gold. Styles and beard rich gold. ----Mabel Carey Tobie p58 AIS Bulletin #59 October 1935 Iris notes on Mrs. Thomas Nesmith's collection.
 
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Topic revision: r6 - 04 Apr 2018, Harloiris
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