'Ballerine' (Vilmorin, R. 1920). Seedling year 1909. TB, 48", Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3M, Light. Standards pearl blue with violet tinge; Falls manganese violet, bronzed outer haft; white beard tipped orange.
|Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1910, Nouvelle série, Tome X, p. 329. ; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1909.|
|Revue Horticole, 1922, p. 237.|
|From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: BALLERINE (Vilmorin 1920) 9.4. One of the very finest lavender bicolors. S. broad and waved at the margins, of light blue-violet; F. a deeper blue. Very sweet scented flower, of large size, on stems 48 inches tall. A really grand variety. $1.00 each.|
|BALLERINE carries the same rating as AMBASSADEUR. It is a very large, fragrant, light violet-blue flower, growing 4 feet tall and blooms early. [Robert Wayman, "Best Twenty-five Irises", The Flower Grower Oct 1925: 404. Print.]|
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