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■(TB) 'Lodestar'

1925, Hall

"Lodestar' (Charles H. Hall, 1925) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9D. ('Gajus' x unknown) x 'Iris King'. Award of Merit 1927.

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From C. H. Hall catalog, 1925: LODESTAR (1925)- S. lemon chrome; F. velvety claret brown with lemon chrome border. The flowers are of ample size and fine finish, with Standards of remarkably clear color. 36 inches. $5.00. Delivery after July I, 1925.
From Carl Salbach's catalog for 1939: "Easily the best and brightest of all small variegatas. A fine doer everywhere and not only bright, but very rich. Bright yellow standards, clear red brown falls, highlighted by vivid gold edging. Very clear in color, and although a small iris it is one of the most outstanding of all iris - one that should be in every garden. Rhizomes always small. 24-inch."
LODESTAR. A variegata with brightest yellow standards, and very dark falls. It made a fine showing in Mr. Wister's garden last June and I was pleased to find a beautiful clump in Mr. Wayman's display on Long Island. Of such perfection in every way that I felt I could not do without it, even though we have two richly colored irises of this type in 'Crown Prince' and 'Beau Sabreur'. Lodestar is quite different from either of these. Each $2.00. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932.

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