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■(TB) 'Christabel'

1936, Lapham

'Christabel' (E.Greig Lapham, R. 1934). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7D. pleasant fragrance. 'Rameses' x 'Jerry'. Lapham, Gage 1936; Schreiner 1938.

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CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25. Continues to hold its own with the newest red introductions. It is brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a garden clump. Almost a self, smoothly finished, large in size and about 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1936; AM 1938. [Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 10].
1939 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 63:62 Oct. 1936; Bull. A.I.S. 71:37 Oct. 1938.
This brings us to the reds. Here I would want again 'CHEERIO' (22), as a red bicolor; CHRISTABEL (23), as a red self, and 'RADIANT' (24), as an orange and copper bicolor. CHEERIO has most of its color in the falls, but these are very red. I am still inclined to think that CHRISTABEL is the best all-round red. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 16.]

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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Christabel01.jpgjpg Christabel01.jpg manage 44 K 18 Dec 2015 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
IMG_7339.jpgjpg IMG_7339.jpg manage 322 K 20 Dec 2018 - 23:46 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
christabel-jb.jpgjpg christabel-jb.jpg manage 49 K 02 Feb 2013 - 20:36 Main.Harloiris CRIRIS photo
christabel1-14.jpgjpg christabel1-14.jpg manage 89 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:47 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
christabel1-16.jpgjpg christabel1-16.jpg manage 108 K 12 Jun 2016 - 01:04 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r11 - 20 Dec 2018, davepote
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