, R. 1942) TB. Early bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Cathedral Dome'
x 'Stella Polaris'
. High Commendation 1941, Honorable Mention 1943, Award of Merit 1946.
| SHARKSKIN (Doug. '42). Very fine white. AM '43*. 44 in. [Fairmount catalog, 1955] * should be "HM '43"
| SHARKSKIN (G. Douglas 1942) M. If you can visualize the silken material known as Sharkskin you will have a good idea of the firm substance and almost velvety finish of this lovely tall white iris. The roundly domed standards are very broad and have a strong midrib. The falls are arched and very flaring with a pale glistening yellow flush deep in the throat. Broad orange beard shading out to paler yellow at the tip. The flowers are very large and well proportioned to the strong ideally branched stalk (four branches and terminal). Those at the Nashville meeting will remember it as number 41-13. It was voted the award of Highly Commended in 1941. A stately iris of great merit. H. C., A. l. S. 1941. 44 in. $10.00. [Fairmount Gardens Catalog. Summer 1942, Spring 1943, Lowell, Massachusetts]
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