■(TB) 'Lilac Festival'
, R. 1958). Seedling# 53-75-7. TB, 32" (81 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-V1L, Light-orchid self; beard, paler tint of same. ( 'Cascade Splendor'
) x ('Pink Bountiful'
x ('Laurel Hill'
x 'Gems of Topaz'
)). Eden Road 1959. Honorable Mention 1959; Judges' Choice 1959.
| From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing LILAC FESTIVAL-EM. 32 in. (Cascade Splendor x Chantilly) X (Pink Bountiful x (Laurel Hill x Gems of Topaz)). Classy, lightly ruffled, wide orchid self that shows its great breeding. Beard is paler tint of orchid. Stock scarce. H. C. '58. $25.OO net.
| LILAC FESTIVAL (Plough '59) An orchid self, very charming and delicate in appearance but actually excellently substanced. Well-formed flowers. A good iris. Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 90.
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