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■ (TB) 'Grace Sturtevant'

1926, Bliss 'Grace Sturtevant' (Arthur John Bliss, 1926). TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class S6D. ('Knysna' x 'E. H. Jenkins') x 'Dominion'. Bliss 1926; Orpington 1926; 1927; Sturtevant 1927; Gardening Illustrated 53: 229. April 11, 1931 %; Bunyard 1938; Wasserman 1938; Katkamier 1939; First Class Certificate, Royal Horticultural Society 1932; Year Book, Iris Society (of England) page 72, 1932;

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Grace Sturtevant  Hester Prynne 2.jpggrace-sturtevant3-18.jpggrace-sturtevant4-18.jpggrace sturtevant fl.jpggracesturtevant02.jpggracesturtevant3.jpgGraceSturtevantRT.jpg

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Glen Road Iris Garden catalog, 1927: GRACE STURTEVANT (Bliss, Murrell 1926) This Mr. Bliss considered his finest Dominion seedling when he did me the honor of naming it for me. It is exceedingly rich in color and texture; a dark red-brown and violet-carmine, the falls so velvety that they look black in certain lights. The deep orange beards and yellow hafts marked with brown add richness and give life to the whole effect. Stems well-branched and over three feet high; the large flowers of extra heavy substance and with fertile pollen. 40.00.
 
This image shows the two cultivars 'Grace Sturtevant' and 'Hester Prynne'. They are very similar but perhaps this image will help to tell them apart.
 


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Grace Sturtevant  Hester Prynne 2.jpgjpg Grace Sturtevant Hester Prynne 2.jpg manage 2 MB 13 Jul 2017 - 19:48 BobPries  
GraceSturtevantRT.jpgjpg GraceSturtevantRT.jpg manage 35 K 21 Jan 2012 - 20:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
grace-sturtevant3-18.jpgjpg grace-sturtevant3-18.jpg manage 104 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:49 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grace-sturtevant4-18.jpgjpg grace-sturtevant4-18.jpg manage 66 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:48 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grace_sturtevant_fl.jpgjpg grace_sturtevant_fl.jpg manage 89 K 24 Jan 2012 - 04:59 IrisP  
gracesturtevant02.jpgjpg gracesturtevant02.jpg manage 35 K 27 Jun 2017 - 15:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
gracesturtevant3.jpgjpg gracesturtevant3.jpg manage 16 K 13 Sep 2013 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r14 - 05 Aug 2018, mikeu
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