■(TB) 'Virginia Squire'
, R. 1971). Seedling# 69-23. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Deep blue-purple self; blue-purple beard. 'Bristol Gem'
X 'Style Master'
. Cooley's 1973.
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| VIRGINIA SQUIRE (Gaulter '73) M. 36" Each $25.00. Let us introduce to you the Virginia Squire. And how about introducing him into your garden? This one is as deep blue as the mountains of Virginia, and as proud as the Squire himself! There is mid-season to late bloom–a long period to view the many large blossoms, on well balanced stems. The flowers have blue beards, gold at the throat, and closed standards. Overall picture presents the smooth appearance of a southern gentleman. Parentage of this one is Bristol Gem X Style Master. It received 16 votes for an HC and won the regional seedling cup in 1972. Seedling No. 69-23. [Cooley's Iris, 1973]
| Among some of the irises I wished were mine when I saw them in flower last spring was Larry Gaulter's 69-23. A smooth violet-blue, well formed, wide and ruffled, and growing vigorously on strong well-branched stalks. I discovered recently that I had photographed it twice. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]
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