before 1600, Collected
(Described by Gerarde 1597) TB; Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L - Light blue self. A variation of _Iris pallida
. Synonyms: 'Mme Almira'; Mme Elmira. Pallida Dalmatica; often confused with 'Princess Beatrice'
and others. Violet fragrance.
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| References Gerarde 1597; Cree 1837; The Gardener's Chronicle 15 June 1878; Florist & Pomologist Dec. 1884; The Gardener's Chronicle 12 February 1887; 14 June 1895; Van Tubergen 1900; Macoun; Farr 1912; Garden Magazine June 1913; Bonnewitz 1920; The Garden 82: 260. 6July 1918; George Bunyard & Co. Ltd. 1938; John Bommersbach 1939; Jornal of the Royal Horticultural Society 53: Pt 1, p.136; Award of Merit., R.H.S. 1917 shown by Barr, Veitch, Bunyard; J.R.H.S. 43: liii.; High Commendation, RHS 1903 shown by Barr, A. 186.; Award of Merit, R.H.S. 1929; Gardening Illustrated 51: 630 14 Sep. 1929; A.G.M. , R.H.S. 1937; J.R.H.S. 62: 10, 450 October 1937
| From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: PALLIDA DALMATICA (origin unknown) S. light silvery Iavender; F. clear and slightly deeper lavender. Large, fine blooms of perfect, shape and admired by everyone. The standard variety in this shade. 30-34 inch. 30¢
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