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(TB) 'Court Dress'

1962, Buttrick

'Court Dress' ( Stedman Buttrick, R. 1960). Seedling 57-10. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-W5B, Standards white flushed blue at base; Falls white; white beard. 'Galilee' X 'Concord Town'. Fairmount 1962.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog,1962: COURT DRESS 57-10 (Buttrick 1962) M.L. This iris is a handsome white of beautiful form that has a most intriguing color pattern with broad firmly held white ruffled standards that have a clean blue flush at their base. The flaring falls are heavily substanced and very ruffled on the border while the white beard accentuates the blue at the heart of the flower. It blooms profusely with the stalks having four branches and terminal with many flowers, thus it makes a grand display whether in a clump or as a cut flower for exhibition. This iris has a long line of breeding that included three Dykes Medal winners combined with others that have won awards and is a shining example of careful selective breeding. In 1960 Mr. Buttrick won the McKee Medal with Court Dress by a large vote for it met all the requirements. This Medal is awarded annually to a New England hybridizer for an unintroduced origination chosen by a majority vote of the Judges. Also it received the Award of High Commendation by the A.I.S. in 1960. (Galilee x Concord Town) x (Helen McGregor x Chivalry) x (Seafarer x Great Lakes). 38 in. $30.00

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