■(TB) 'Memphis Lass'
, R. 1957). Seedling# 5175. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2, Plicata, white and burgundy red. ('Snow Flurry'
x 'Orchid Queen'
) X ('Snow Flurry'
x 'Gibson Girl'
). Schortman 1957.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MEMPHIS LASS (Schortman '55) E-ML-36". A gracefully ruffled plicata ·of huge size in pure white, margined pinkish lilac & light mulberry. Very broad flowers, fine growing habit, good branching, abundant pollen. HM'57, RU-AM'61 & '62. Snow Flurry x Orchid Queen X Snow Flurry x Gibson Girl. Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $2.95; 3 for $7.95.
| MEMPHIS LASS, a recent introduction from Bill Schortman, has style and form that will compare favorably with iris in any color class. I find it hard to fault on any count. It has a cream-white ground with red-purple stitching, wide, flaring form and is ruffled. Its parentage is most interesting: (SNOW FLURRY X ORCHID QUEEN) X (SNOW FLURRY X GIBSON GIRL). ORCHID QUEEN is SNOW FLURRY X (INSPIRATION X BALMUNG). So there are three doses of SNOW FLURRY and three of plicata". Gaulter, Larry, "Love Those Plicatas!", American Iris Society Bulletin, Issue# 159, October, 1960, p. 30.
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