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■(TB) 'Gay Border'

1948, DeForest

'Gay Border' (Fred DeForest, R. 1948) TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class W8D. 'Tiffanja' X sister of 'Patrice'. Honorable Mention 1949.

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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: GAY BORDER (De Forest 1949) Each .75. There are always new variations of surprises among the plicatas. Here is one that looks for all the world like a red and white iris. Exactly speaking, it is a clean, sparkling white flower with a contrasting bright maroon-rose border 3/8-inch wide. Tall and well branched, too; no wonder it is striking. HM 1949.
"Gay Borders I did not care for; it struck me as rather cold and uninspiring in color. It is certainly unusual, a wide-banded plicata with a neutral white ground and old rose markings, and will undoubtedly appeal to some tastes more than to mine. Substance and form were good." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, DeForest Plicatas Outstanding,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 16.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GayBorder01.JPGJPG GayBorder01.JPG manage 65 K 12 Dec 2014 - 03:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GayBorder12BHI.jpgjpg GayBorder12BHI.jpg manage 56 K 19 Apr 2012 - 22:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GayBorder_DP.jpgjpg GayBorder_DP.jpg manage 73 K 09 May 2013 - 21:34 Main.davepote Taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B in 2013.
gayborder02.jpgjpg gayborder02.jpg manage 101 K 06 Jun 2014 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
gayborder5.jpgjpg gayborder5.jpg manage 73 K 22 Jan 2010 - 16:51 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
Topic revision: r15 - 12 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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