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■(TB) 'Ribbon Round'

1963, Tompkins

'Ribbon Round' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1962). Seedling# 60-2. TB, 40" (102 cm), Early to late midseason bloom. White ground edged sky blue. 'Crown Point' X 'Caroline Jane'. Fleur de Lis 1963. High Commendation 1961; Honorable Mention 1964; Judges Choice 1964, 1965; Award of Merit 1966.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: RIBBON ROUND (Tompkins 1963) E.VL. 48 in. (Crown Point x Caroline Jane). Here, without the faintest shadow of a doubt, is the most beautiful plicata we have ever grown or seen. After three years of close observation we have not found it lacking in any quality. Quite the reverse in fact, for it seems to get better each season. In spite of being one of the largest of all Iris, this nevertheless, as you can readily see by the cover picture, is one of the most exquisitely formed, having perfectly domed, swirl tipped standards and beautifully held semi-flaring falls. The petals are extremely broad, heavily substanced and smoothly finished and the whole flower is wonderfully ruffled. Adding to its extreme beauty, is the added distinction, extremely rare in plicatas, of its immaculate cleanness, for it is completely devoid of any stripes or flecking, the flowers seeming to be cut from snowy white velvet upon which a beautifully stitched edge of bright blue has been carefully applied. A delicate touch of this same blue repeated just at the tip of the thick creamy beard further accents this purity and beauty. Hardy, a fine grower with clean, broad, purple based foliage, it has huge, tall, perfectly branched stalks that display the massive flowers to perfection. One to a customer. No. 60-2. H.C. by number in 1961 and by name in 1962. $35.00.
 


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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-06
Topic attachments
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RibbonRound.jpgjpg RibbonRound.jpg manage 131 K 08 Sep 2014 - 20:12 Main.davepote from Cooley's Iris catalog, 1964, p 3.
RibbonRound12BHI.jpgjpg RibbonRound12BHI.jpg manage 69 K 01 May 2012 - 14:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RibbonRoundIG.jpgjpg RibbonRoundIG.jpg manage 24 K 30 Nov 2011 - 00:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
RibbonRoundSL.jpgjpg RibbonRoundSL.jpg manage 44 K 30 Dec 2014 - 01:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Selina's Iris Garden
Ribbon_Round_fl.jpgjpg Ribbon_Round_fl.jpg manage 68 K 19 Feb 2011 - 18:03 IrisP  
ribbon02.JPGJPG ribbon02.JPG manage 125 K 16 Jun 2014 - 15:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
ribbon03.JPGJPG ribbon03.JPG manage 91 K 16 Jun 2014 - 15:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
ribbonround02.JPGJPG ribbonround02.JPG manage 92 K 18 May 2014 - 13:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
ribbonround1.jpgjpg ribbonround1.jpg manage 187 K 12 Jul 2016 - 19:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
Topic revision: r18 - 28 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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