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(TB) 'Lord Dongan'

1938, Smith

'Lord Dongan' ( Kenneth D. Smith, R. 1938) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R3D. Honorable Mention 1940.

Note: Commemorating Lord Dongan, famous Colonial Governor of New York.

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LORD DONGAN (K. Smith 1940) M. A stunning new creation with broad standards of silken Chinese violet and wide rounded falls of deep very velvety pansy violet (Corinthian purple) with no haft venations to mar the velvet finish which extends way down into the throat. The light styles and thick pale yellow beard light up the center of the flowers emphasizing the depth of color in this strong sturdy iris. H.M., A.I.S. 1940. R. 87 1941. 37 in. $10.00. Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Summer 1942-Spring 1943.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1943: LORD DONGAN (Kenneth Smith 1940). Good size blooms, broad standards of silken Chinese violet and wide round flaring falls of deep velvety pansy violet, without any veining. Warm yellow beard provides a good contrast to the rich tones of the flower. Mid-season. 30". $7.SO.

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