■(TB) 'Sea Of Stars'
'Sea Of Stars'
, R. 1969). Seedling# B-163. TB, 26" (66 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-BV1cm, Lavender-blue with large white flush on falls. 'Marquesan Skies'
X ((sibling to 'Arctic Flame'
x 'Bluebird Blue'
) x ('May Hall'
x Fay seedling# 56-7)). Blocher 1969.
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| From AIS Bulletin #194 July 1969 Introducing Sea of Stars, $35.00. C1969l No. B-163 (Marquesan Skies X B-120) No. B-120 is (B-73: Sib to Arctic Flame x Bluebird Blue X (B-49: May Hall x Fay 56-7. A very sturdy lavender blue flowe, with a large white flush on the falls. This flower has transmitted excellent form and substance to its children. Our most exciting cross in 1968, was this flower crossed wiilh no. 167, which is a sib to Betty Sherrill. Of eighteen seedlings, Orville Fay thought three of them were worth naming if they continued to do as well in succeeding years as they were doing as first year seedlings. I do not know whether it was due to the weailher, or some other phenomenon, but most of the seedlings had a beautiful 1/4 " border of a deeper color than the rest of the flower. I believe this trait may come from Sea of Stars, as this flower has the border effect on its falls. In 1967, as Mr. David Hall and I were looking at our seedlings, he pointed this out to me "as a good iris". It was only this year, when its first seedlings bloomed, that I realized just how good an iris it is. Has very fertile pollen, also pods easily. Wonderful branching-only medium height, about 26". Stock very limited. Blocher.
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