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■(TB) 'Marquita'

1931, Cayeux

'Marquita' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1931). TB, 38", Midseason bloom, Color Class Y9L. Standards cream white deepening to light yellow at base; Falls cream white lined watermelon rose; cream beard, yellow in throat. 'Symphonie' x 'Hélios'. Award of Merit 1936.

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Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1931, 5e série, Tome IV, p. 266.
From Carl Salbach catlaog 1936: Marquita. Perhaps the largest of all variegatas, but so distinctly different in coloring from the average variegatathat it hardly seems to belong under the same classification. Simply huge blooms, standards of clear creamy yellow, frostily lustrous, and with falls of cream, but so heavily lined rose pink that it seems more like a suffusion than a lining at the end of the petals. Overlooked in the awarding of the French Dykes Medal because it was so late of bloom that most of the judges missed it. One of the finest French iris ever produced--a remarkable variety which should eventually find its way into the gardens of all iris lovers. 42-inch. $3.50.
Marquita: (Cayeux). While the flowers are quite bunched on a tall stalk the color is so much different from others that it is quite outstanding. Standards hold together somewhat too tight. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.
The 1939 checklist gave a color code of Y5L. The 1949 Checklist corrected to Y9L.
From Edenwald Gardens catalog, 1957: MARQUITA (Cayeux '31) L. 34". Thick, satiny, cream-white standards. Falls same, heavily veined watermelon-rose. $0.60
Dreer's 1949 catalog notes; "Marquita. 3 ft. Luminous cream standards; melon-rose falls. 60c each; 3 for $1.50; $4.75 per doz."

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