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(TB) 'First Courtship'

1963, Ghio

'First Courtship' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1962). Seedling# 58-68V. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Pure white self; white beard. 'Jane Phillips' X 'Frosted Starlight'. Cottage Iris 1963. Exhibition Certificate 1962; Honorable Mention 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing FIRST COURTSHIP (Jane Phillips X Frosted Starlight). Lovely pure sparkling white with a self beard. The large waxy-substanced flowers glitter as if sprinkled with diamond dust. Excellent branching; the blossoms shimmer with the distinct "Frosted Starlight bubble ruffling." Best Seedling, Central Valley, 1962. Increases rapidly. 36" EM Net $15.00. Cottage Iris Gardens.
From Bay View Gardens, 1965: FIRST COURTSHIP (Ghio 1963) (Jane Phillips X Frosted Starlight) A complete self of pure sparkling snow white with bluish beard, Heavy substance, bubbling~ruffling and nicely branched stalks complete this beauty. It produced some very exciting seedlings this past spring including a couple true blues and whites with electric blue beards. $10.00
FIRST COURTSHIP (Ghio) has 7 bloomstalks, all with 3 to 5 blooms open, well branched and good placement, and most every bloom had a bud or more replacement. It is a gorgeous white. [Munn, Delia, Virginia Beach, VA (1965) Flight Lines, Robin’s Choice, American Iris Society Bulletin, 179(October 1965), 41.]

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