(AB) 'Anita Catherine'
( Stanley Clarke
, R. 1946). TMB. Midseason bloom, Color Class-W1. 'Purissima'
Also listed in TB Web: 'Anita Catherine'
NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.
| From Tell's Iris Garden catalog, 1948: ANITA CATHERINE (S. C. Clarke) (Purissima x Mohrson) Large waved, very pale blue self with bluer styles. Beard blue-tipped Cadmium yellow. Typical pallida stem. Should be a wonderful parent. Altogether a lovely iris. Each $15.00.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog,1955: ANITA CATHERINE (S. Clarke '49) M-L 44". (Purissima X Mohrson)The large flowers are of a blue-white but unfortunately show little evidence of the exotic background-indeed but one eighth Onco is present in their makeup. It sets seed however, and has given its originator 'Gold Smoke'. $1.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: ANITA CATHERINE DIS (Stanley Clarke, R. 1946). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, M. Purrisima X Mohrson. AIS Color Class: WI (white self with blue undertones). Court of Iris: "The large blue-white flowers show little evidence of its exotic background." Vallette: "large cool white,TB type. "No information on introduction found in AIS Checklists. Notes: At least 1/8 onco, could be more as Mohrson's pedigree is incomplete; disenrolled when the quantum requirement was adopted. Ref: AIS '49, p.36; Vallette, p. 188.
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