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■(TB) 'Blue Luster'

1973, Brown

'Blue Luster' (Opal Brown, R. 1973). Seedling# 70-1E4. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blue (between RHS 93C and D); ruffled; falls violet-blue; blue beard. 'Bluebell Lane' X 'Violet Favor'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing BLUE LUSTER (0. L. Brown '73). TB, Mid. 38". Giant flowers with domed standards and wide semiflaring falls. Beautifully ruffled medium blue with lustrous eye-catching blue beard. Branching is excellent, 9 and 10 buds. HC '72 under #70-1E4. Net $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
BLUE LUSTER (O. Brown '73), in my opinion a true masterpiece. I must have had my back turned at the wrong time that year, as I didn't obtain it when it was introduced so had to be satisfied viewing it in other gardens-and how hard that was on me! It is a deep, somehow warm, tone of blue with beards of the same color, and as you're drawn close to it you pick up its lovely fragrance. Although a little short in my garden, 1975 was a happier year because I had it growing there. James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 8.]
 
 

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BLUELUSTER01.jpgjpg BLUELUSTER01.jpg manage 159 K 11 Nov 2015 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
BlueLuster01.JPGJPG BlueLuster01.JPG manage 51 K 20 Nov 2014 - 18:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_7074.jpgjpg IMG_7074.jpg manage 393 K 04 Jan 2019 - 18:38 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Thelma Boose Garden 2016, Winston-Salem, NC.
Iris_germanica_Blue_Luster.JPGJPG Iris_germanica_Blue_Luster.JPG manage 72 K 28 Feb 2010 - 14:53 Main.chinon36 photo taken in the Parc Floral de Vincennes, Paris, France, zone 7
blueluster01.jpgjpg blueluster01.jpg manage 19 K 11 Sep 2014 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
blueluster02.JPGJPG blueluster02.JPG manage 78 K 06 May 2014 - 16:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
blueluster03.JPGJPG blueluster03.JPG manage 71 K 06 May 2014 - 16:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
blueluster04.jpgjpg blueluster04.jpg manage 57 K 19 Sep 2015 - 18:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
blueluster1.JPGJPG blueluster1.JPG manage 1 MB 07 Dec 2016 - 18:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glenn Corlew
Topic revision: r29 - 04 Jan 2019, davepote
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